Violence continued in Iraq Thursday, as more than 70 people were killed in attacks around the country.
Iraqi security sources say two suicide bombings in the predominantly Shi'ite town of Hilla, 100 kilometers south of Baghdad killed some 60 people and wounded about 150 others. In Baghdad, police say more than 10 people were killed in bombings and other attacks.
Police say they discovered the bodies of 30 more people killed and dumped in various districts of the capital.
The violence came as Iraq's Interior Ministry said nearly two thousand civilians were killed in January in sectarian and insurgent violence. The figure is slightly higher than the civilian deaths (one-thousand-930) recorded by the ministry in December.
Iraqi officials said the number of wounded was more than 19-hundred, while about 590 insurgents were killed last month.
Also, the U.S. military announced the death of another American soldier from wounds sustained in combat in al-Anbar province, west of Baghdad.