New Iraq attacks bring day's death toll to 64

Associated Press
Security forces inspect the  scene of a car bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.  In violence, which struck at least 10 cities across the nation Insurgents killed at least 39 people in a wave of attacks against Iraqi security forces on Sunday, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs, officials said. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Three evening bombings and a shooting in and near Iraq's capital have killed 20 people at the end of a deadly day of attacks around the country.

The latest violence brought Sunday's death toll to 64, with more than 285 wounded.

Police said car bombs in three western Baghdad neighborhoods Sunday night left 15 dead and 47 wounded.

A few hours earlier, authorities said gunmen killed three security officers and wounded a fourth at a checkpoint in the town of Abu Ghraib, just west of Baghdad. Two gunmen also were killed in the firefight, and a third was captured.

The casualties in all four cases were confirmed by police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to release the information to reporters.

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