by Staff Writers
Baghdad (AFP) March 1, 2012
The number of Iraqis killed in February almost matched the death toll recorded the previous month but the number of people wounded in attacks rose, officials figures released on Thursday showed.
In total, 150 Iraqis -- 91 civilians, 39 policemen and 20 soldiers -- were killed in attacks countrywide, according to interior, defence and health ministry figures.
That marks one of the lowest monthly toll since 2003 and compares to 151 -- 99 civilians, 31 policemen and 21 soldiers -- killed in January.
But the number of people wounded in February rose to 352 -- 180 civilians, 95 policemen and 77 soldiers, compared to 321 the month before.
The figures also showed that 33 insurgents were killed and 104 arrested.
Violence has diminished in the past years from its peak in 2006 and 2007 at the height of the sectarian conflict here, but attacks remain common.
Violence last month included a suicide car bombing at a Baghdad police academy on the 19th that killed 15 people, and a wave of bombings and shootings that left at least 42 people dead across Iraq on February 23.
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Bombs kill six as Iraq says 70,000 dead 2004-2011
Baghdad (AFP) Feb 29, 2012
Car bombs in Iraq killed six people on Wednesday as authorities released figures showing nearly 70,000 people died in violence from 2004 to 2011, markedly fewer than numbers from other sources. The latest bloodshed comes a month before Baghdad hosts an Arab summit, the first such non-emergency Arab meeting to be held in the Iraqi capital in more than 30 years, and less than a week after a wa ... read more
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