Attacks leave scores dead in Iraq .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} ISTANBUL - A series of bombs struck U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul yesterday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, as official figures showed a rise in violence across the country in November.

At least 16 people were killed and 46 wounded in a nearly simultaneous double bombing near a police academy in eastern Baghdad. In the northern city of Mosul, a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives as a joint U.S.-Iraqi convoy drove by in a crowded commercial area, a police officer told The Associated Press. At least 15 people - most civilians - were killed and 30 wounded in that attack.

The bloodshed came as official Iraqi ministry figures showed that violence across the nation had climbed in November with 340 Iraqis killed, reported Agence France-Presse. The November toll was 297 civilians, 29 police officers and 14 soldiers killed and 728 Iraqis wounded the ministries of interior, health and defense said. Sixty insurgents were also killed and another 875 were reported arrested. U.S. military losses also saw a slight rise last month, with 17 troops killed compared with 13 in October, according to the independent Web site iCasualties: Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.