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Gov't ministries: Iraq's monthly death toll halves

ByREUTERS
September 1, 2012 16:18

BAGHDAD - Militants killed 164 Iraqis in August, half the number killed in July, as security forces wrestled with a stubborn insurgency, figures from government ministries showed.

According to the data, 90 civilians, 39 soldiers and 35 policemen were killed last month and 260 Iraqis were injured.



In July, 325 Iraqis were killed in waves of attacks across the country, making it the bloodiest month in two years.

The deadliest day last month was Aug. 16 when a series of bombs, blasts and shootings aimed at security forces and civilians killed more than 70 people. Restaurants and an ice-cream shop in Baghdad filled with children were targeted.

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