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At least 46 people died and dozens more were wounded Thursday in a series of attacks in several Iraqi cities, local police told Efe.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral in the town of Al Meqdadiya, northeast of Baghdad, killing 10 civilians and wounding 32, the sources said.

Also, at least 11 soldiers died in attacks launched by armed men who assaulted several pipeline protection posts located between the cities of Beyi and Hadiza, in Salahedin and Al Anbar provinces, respectively.

The sources also said that a police officer was killed and five of his colleagues wounded, along with two civilians, when a car bomb was triggered in the southern part of Baghdad.

Earlier in the day, security sources reported that 14 members of the security forces died and another 31 were wounded in two attacks in Al Anbar, west of Baghdad.

The violence also extended to other areas of the country, with at least 10 people, most of them Turkmen, being killed and 31 being injured in other attacks.

The most serious incident occurred when a car bomb exploded in the town of Tuz Khormato, 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) north of Baghdad, killing six Turkmen and wounding another 29, as well as damaging a dozen houses and several vehicles in the vicinity. EFE