Bomb Attacks Kill 25 In Iraq

At least 25 people have been killed, and dozens more wounded, following a series of bomb attacks in Iraq.

At least 25 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, reports say. As many as 10 suicide bombers carried out the attacks, according to media reports.

The victims were said to be mostly members of the Iraqi security forces and allied Shia militias.

The targets included an army checkpoint in north Baghdad and a restaurant in Nasiriyah in southern Iraq, according to AFP. Islamic State claimed responsibility for some of the attacks.

In recent months Iraqi forces, backed by Shia militias and US air strikes, have regained control over significant parts of Iraq from Islamic State militants.

On Sunday, the army said it had made progress in an offensive to recapture the western city of Hit, which has been under Islamic State control for the last 18 months.

It said it had taken the northern edge of Hit, about 140km (85 miles) from Baghdad, but was being slowed down by the presence of hundreds of roadside bombs planted by Islamic State.

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