A string of at least nine bombings has rocked the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and two other towns, killing at least 51 people. The violence comes amid a major Muslim holiday celebration.
Thursday was the deadliest day in Iraq since October, 5, when a suicide bombing left at least 75 people dead.
The bloodshed began early on Thursday after a car bomb exploded among houses in the ethnic minority village of Mwafaqiya in Nineveh province, located some 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad.
"At 6am this morning, a suicide truck bomber detonated himself amid the houses of my village," Reuters quoted Qusay Abbas, a former Shabak representative in the Mosul provincial council, as saying.
At least 15 members of the country's Shabak minority were killed and another 52 wounded, according to local police.
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