Iraqi security forces stand guard at the site of a car bomb attack at a market in the town of Iskandariya, June 2, 2014. REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani
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A wave of attacks across Iraq, including twin car bombs in an ethnically mixed tinderbox city, killed 21 people Wednesday as a year-long surge of violence showed no signs of a let-up.Nearly 50 people were also wounded in the violence, in and around Baghdad, as well as in Salaheddin and Kirkuk provinces to its north, all afflicted by near-daily bloodshed. The attacks came a day after a suicide bomber killed a key anti-Qaeda leader battling militants in the conflict-hit province of Anbar. Wednesday's violence came a day after a suicide bomber killed 11 people at a camp for families displaced from the conflict in the western desert province of Anbar, where security forces have struggled to retake territory from militants.
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