Middle East

Iraq violence killed nearly 950 in November: data

Ali Khalil carries the dead body of his 4-year-old son, Mohammed, who was killed in a bombing on Thursday, before burial in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 160 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq last month killed nearly 950 people, the vast majority of them civilians, confirming a months-long surge in violence, new data showed on Sunday.

According to figures compiled by the Iraqi ministries of health, interior and defence, 948 people were killed -- 852 civilians, 53 policemen and 43 soldiers -- in November.





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