Five health officials confirmed the casualty figures. All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
The nationwide death toll was the highest since Oct. 27, when 40 people were killed in a string of bombings and other attacks around the country.
Although violence has ebbed since the peak of insurgency several years ago, attacks are still frequent against security forces, government officials and civilians.
No one claimed responsibility for Thursday’s bombings, but car bombs, shootings and roadside devices are the hallmark of al Qaeda in Iraq.
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