Bombs striking targets across Iraq have killed at least 30 puppet policemen, military and officials and wounded 104 other in coordinated attacks on Sunday.
The deadliest attack on the puppets came in the town of Taji, an al-Qaeda stronghold just north of Baghdad, where three explosive-rigged cars went off within minutes of each other on Sunday morning. Eight puppet policemen died and 28 were injured in the back-to-back blasts that began around 7:15am local time.
In all, at least 104 puppets were wounded in the wave of attacks that stretched from the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in Iraq's north to the southern Shia town of Kut.
A Martyr bomber set off his explosives-packed car in the Shia neighborhood of Shula in northwest Baghdad. A number of puppets were killed or wounded.
In Baghdad's bustling Karradah neighborhood, a parked car laden with explosives went off next to a puppet police patrol, killing a police puppet. Eight other puppets were injured. The blast was followed minutes later by another parked car bomb as puppets gathered, killing three more puppets and injuring 12 others.
Secondary bomb blasts targeting the puppets coming to help the wounded accomplices are a common Mujahideen tactic.
Elsewhere in the country, another Martyr bomber drove a minibus into a puppet security checkpoint in Kut, located 160 kilometres southeast of Baghdad. Three puppet policemen were killed and five wounded.
And in Iraq's north, another policeman was killed when puppet security forces were trying to defuse a car bomb parked on the main highway between the cities of Kirkuk and Tuz Khormato. A second puppet policeman was wounded in the blast.
In mid-morning, another parked car bomb went off next to a bus carrying Iranians in the town of Madain, killing another policeman.
In the town of Balad Ruz, 75 kilometres northeast of Baghdad, a parked car bomb targeted a passing police patrol, killing two puppets and injuring seven others.
Two puppet Iraqi soldiers were killed in the town of Tarmiyah, 50 kilometers north of Baghdad, when their patrol hit a roadside bomb.
Earlier this summer, the Mujahideen of the Islamic State of Iraq launched a campaign called "Breaking the Walls", against puppet police, military and officials.