Iraq: 11 Dead, Hundreds Injured
The car bombs were part of a wave of attacks by insurgents against Iraqi security forces which killed at least 44 people on Sunday.
The violence, which struck at least 11 cities and also wounded nearly 240 people, highlighted militant attempts to sow havoc in the country and undermine the government.
An Iraqi court found the nation's Sunni vice president guilty of running death squads against security forces and Shiites, and sentenced him to death.
Tariq al-Hashemi, who has denied the charges, was not in court to hear the verdict against him. He fled the country after the charges were levelled against him in December, and is currently in Turkiye.
The charges against al-Hashemi have fuelled simmering Sunni and Kurdish resentments against the Shiite prime minister, whose critics claim he is monopolizing power, and led to a near-paralysis of Iraq's government.
Iraq's Shiite-led government has accused al-Hashemi of playing a role in 150 bombings, assassinations and other attacks from 2005 to 2011.
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