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Some of the deadliest attacks in Iraq this year:
-Dec. 19: Car bombs explode in a central Najaf square and at Karbala's central bus station, killing at least 60 people and wounding more than 120.
-Dec. 13: Two suicide bombers blow up cars waiting to enter the Green Zone, home to the U.S. Embassy, killing 20 people and wounding at least 13.
-Dec. 3: Militants stormed two police stations and detonated a car bomb beside a mosque in Baghdad, killing 30 people.
-Nov. 11: Car bombs targeting U.S. and Iraqi government convoys in Baghdad and Kirkuk kill 18 bystanders and wound 44.
-Nov. 7: Coordinated attacks throughout Iraq on police stations using suicide car bombs, mortars and rockets kill more than 50 people and wound 60, including two dozen Americans.
-Oct. 31: A rocket aimed at a U.S. position misses and slams into a hotel in Tikrit, killing 15 Iraqis and wounding eight others.
-Oct. 24: Insurgents waylay three minibuses carrying U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers heading home on leave without their weapons and massacre about 50 of them.
-Sept. 30: A series of bombs kill 35 children and seven adults as U.S. troops handed out candy at a government ceremony to inaugurate a new sewage treatment plant.
-Sept. 14: A car bomb explodes near Baghdad police headquarters where Iraqis wait to apply for jobs, and gunmen open fire on a van carrying police in Baqouba, killing at least 59 people total and wounding at least 114.
-Sept. 4: A suicide attacker detonates a car bomb outside an Iraqi police academy in Kirkuk as trainees and civilians leave for the day, killing 20 people and wounding 36 others.
-Aug. 26: A mortar barrage hits a mosque in Kufa, killing 27 people and wounding 63 others preparing to march on Najaf.
-July 28: A car bomb explodes outside a police station used as a recruiting center in Baqouba, killing at least 68 people and wounding more than 50.
-June 24: Coordinated attacks in north and central Iraq leave 89 people dead, including three U.S. soldiers; at least 318 are wounded.
-June 17: A sport utility vehicle packed with artillery shells slams into a crowd waiting to volunteer for the Iraqi military, killing 35 people and wounding 138.
-April 21: Five suicide bombings near police stations and police academy in southern city of Basra kill 74 people and wound 160 others.
-March 2: Coordinated blasts strike Shiite Muslim shrines in Karbala and in Baghdad, killing at least 181.
-Feb. 11: A suicide attacker blows up an explosives-laden car in a crowd of Iraqis waiting outside an army recruiting center in Baghdad, killing 47.
-Feb. 10: A suicide bomber triggers a truckload of explosives outside a police station in Iskandariyah, killing 53 people.
-Feb. 1: Twin suicide bombers kill 109 people in two Kurdish party offices in Irbil.