75 Killed in Iraq Attacks

At least 75 people were killed and 285 wounded in a series of attacks in Iraq on Sunday that targeted the country’s security forces. Attacking with bombs and gunmen, the onslaught by insurgents struck a dozen cities and an outpost of the Iraqi Army. Ten soldiers were killed in that assault, and 8 more were wounded. A brigadier general and 7 police recruits were killed when a bomb exploded in the city of Kirkuk, and 2 more car bombs detonated outside the French Consulate in Nasiriyah. Explosives went off in a number of other cities, including Baghdad. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the violence.