BAGHDAD : A post-election wave of attacks across Iraq , including car bombings in Baghdad and a northern city, killed at least 74 people, officials said Thursday.
The compiled death toll for Wednesday, with the number rising to 74 after late-night attacks , made it the bloodiest single day in Iraq in more than seven months.
The wave of violence could further destabilise Iraq as political leaders jostle to build alliances and form a government following April 30 elections that left PM Nuri al-Maliki in the driver’s seat for a third term in power. In Baghdad’s deadliest attack, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle rigged with explosives in north Baghdad, killing at least 16 people and wounding 52, security and medical officials said, on condition of anonymity.