Bomb attacks 'part of daily life' in Iraq


At least 24 people have been killed in Iraq as car bomb attacks targeted security forces and Shia pilgrims around the country, police say.

In Taji, a mainly Sunni town north of the capital Baghdad, three car bombs went off within minutes of each other, killing at least six people.

In the southern town of Madain, a bomb exploded near a Shia shrine and Iranian pilgrims are among the injured. There were also attacks in Kut among other Iraqi cities.

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem is in the capital, and said that such bombings had almost become "very much a part of daily life" since the US-led invasion of Iraq more than a decade ago.

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