At least 64 people killed, more than 190 people wounded in Iraq violence

(CNN) — Bloodshed exploded Saturday throughout Iraq as at least 64 people were killed in a wave of bombings and more than 190 people were wounded during Eid festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, two Interior Ministry officials told CNN.

The violence in Iraq came as Muslims celebrated the recent completion of Ramadan’s monthlong fasting. It followed a July that was the bloodiest in five years, when violence between Sunnis and Shiites — both Muslim sects — spun out of control.

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