Iraqi security forces take part in an intensive security deployment in Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Late night attacks in Sunni Arab areas north of Baghdad pushed the overall death toll from violence in Iraq a day earlier to 26, security and medical officials said Monday.Violence in Anbar, as well as Baghdad and several areas north of the capital on Sunday left at least 26 people dead and dozens more wounded, officials said on Monday, updating previous tolls.The deadliest of the violence struck in Abu Ghraib, a Sunni Arab town to the west of Baghdad, where eight people were killed in separate incidents -- six soldiers were gunned down in a checkpoint attack, while a bombing on a busy road killed two people.
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