April the deadliest month in Iraq in 5 years

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(CNN) — More people died violently in Iraq in April than in any other month in nearly five years, the United Nations said Thursday.

A total of 712 people died and 1,633 more sustained injuries “in acts of terrorism and acts of violence,” the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said.

Civilians made up most of the victims, 595 in total. 1,438 civilians were injured. Baghdad saw the most deaths with a total of 697 civilian fatalities.

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