Iraqis inspect the remains of houses after a suicide bomb on August 11, 2013 in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu
Iraqis inspect the remains of houses after a suicide bomb on August 11, 2013 in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu. Two bombs exploded north of Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 14 people, police and a doctor said, as Iraqi authorities struggle to contain a surge in violence. © Marwan Ibrahim - AFP/File
Iraqis inspect the remains of houses after a suicide bomb on August 11, 2013 in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu
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Last updated: August 15, 2013

Iraqi bombings kill 14

Two bombs exploded north of Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 14 people, police and a doctor said, as Iraqi authorities struggle to contain a surge in violence.

The blasts -- one at a cafe in the city of Baquba and the other on a street -- also wounded 26 people.

The bombings came a day after attacks in Iraq, including a blast targeting Shiite worshippers, killed 13 people, while militants bombed a major oil pipeline.

Violence in Iraq has increased markedly this year, with analysts saying the upsurge is driven by anger among the Sunni Arab minority that the Shiite-led government has failed to address, despite months of protests.

Attacks have killed 3,438 people in Iraq since the beginning of 2013, according to figures compiled by AFP -- an average of more than 15 per day.

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