String of attacks across Iraq kills at least 31

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The officials providing details of the attacks outside the disputed areas spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information to reporters.

Violence has fallen since the peak of insurgency several years ago, but lethal attacks still occur frequently.

Wednesday’s violence was the deadliest in the country since Nov. 29, when attacks mainly targeting Shiite pilgrims in southern Iraq killed at least 43 people.

• Associated Press writers Sameer N. Yacoub and Qassim Abdul-Zahra contributed to this article.

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