Wave of bombings leave at least 25 dead in Iraq

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The aftermath of a car bomb near the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Monday, which killed at least one person and wounded 6 others.

It's the latest in a series of blasts that have rippled across the country and prompted warnings of wider sectarian conflict.

Twenty-four people were killed on Sunday as a number of blasts hit mainly Shi'ite provinces, including here in Kut, where five people died.

These men chant "There is no God but Allah' as a victim's body is removed.

In the southern oil hub of Basra, three bombs exploded near the headquarters of a Shi'ite party, killing at least 8 people.

This man lost his brother.

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) KARRAR FAIZ, WOUNDED MAN, WHOSE BROTHER WAS KILLED IN THE ATTACK, SAYING:

"I ran to the scene looking for my youngest brother. I ran and I found him lying dead on the ground. I saw dead children. Three children of this house have been killed and a four-year old

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