As wave of violence hits Iraq, 10 die in Diyala

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi spokesman says 10 people have been killed in the restive Diyala province as a wave of violence struck across Iraq.

The blasts in Diyala raised the nationwide death toll to 52 in attacks that ranged from the northern city of Kirkuk to the southern cities of Najaf of Kut.

A spokesman for the Diyala province health directorate, Faris al-Azawi, said at least seven explosions went off in cities across Diyala on Monday morning. More than 50 people were also wounded in the Diyala blasts.