Iraq getting worse?

It’s definitely not getting any better:

At least 28 people have been killed in bomb and gun attacks across Iraq, police and medics have said.

In Muqdadiya, north of the capital Baghdad, 11 people were killed when a car bomb exploded at a mourning ceremony. As survivors gathered to evacuate the wounded, a suicide bomber blew himself up, police said on Thursday.

In a separate attack, a suicide car bomb in Fallujah killed two people and wounded five, according to local security officials.

In the northwest of the country, unknown gunmen shot dead 14 members of the Iraqi security forces, including 11 who guarded oil pipelines, security and medical sources said.

Why is Iraq flaring up? At the risk of repeating myself, here’s what Al-Jazeera says:

Iraq has seen a surge in violence since the beginning of the year, coinciding with ongoing uprising in Syria that analysts and diplomats say have boosted recruitment to Sunni groups and given them room to manoeuvre.

Author: DWD

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