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July violence the deadliest since March 2003--3400 bodies
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During the month, 3,438 Iraqis were killed -- 1,855 because of sectarian or political violence and another 1,583 from bombings and shootings. Nearly 3,600 Iraqis were wounded, the official said.

The release of these figures comes on the heels of a U.N. report that said nearly 6,000 people were killed in Iraq in May and June.

The violence this year has been particularly turbulent because of the Feb. 22 bombing of the Askariya Mosque, a Shiite shrine in Samarra. That attack led to an upsurge in Sunni-Shiite retribution slayings.

These Shiite-Sunni sectarian incidents, as well as the insurgent strikes, have made Baghdad a city under siege, despite a security crackdown in capital by the country's national unity government. And, the violence has upset other parts of the country as well.

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