At least 20 people died and 76 were wounded on Thursday in several attacks in northern Iraq, police told Efe.

Seven people died and 45 were wounded in a triple-explosion near a market in the town of Al Tuz, 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad.

First, a suicide bomber detonated the explosive-laden belt he was wearing and two car bombs exploded nearby moments later.

Four people, including a police officer, were killed and 18 were wounded when two vehicles blew up in the town of Yadidat al Shat, north of Baquba, the capital of the eastern province of Diyala.

Another car bomb exploded near a grocery store in the town of Al Maqdadiya, 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Baquba, killing three people and wounding eight.

Meanwhile, at least three soldiers died and three others were wounded in Badush, to the west of the northern city of Mosul, when another car bomb exploded.

A soldier died and two others were wounded in another attack near Mosul.

A member of a pro-government Sunni tribal militia group was murdered as he left a store in the Al Siniya area, 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Baghdad.

In Yizrab, also in the north, a police officer died when a roadside bomb blew up as he was driving by.

Nearly 1,000 people died last month in Iraq as a result of political or sectarian violence, bringing the civilian death toll for the year so far to almost 6,000, according to figures from the U.N. mission in Baghdad. EFE