Iraq's grim August toll: 804 dead, more than 2,000 wounded
September 2, 2013 -- Updated 0200 GMT (1000 HKT)
Iraqi civilians stand by the site of an explosion in Baghdad on August 28.
- August's toll was lower than July's
- July was the deadliest month in Iraq
(CNN) -- A total of 804 Iraqis were killed and another 2,030 wounded in violence and acts of terrorism in August, the U.N. said Sunday.
August's toll was lower than July's. But, said the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, "the impact of violence on civilians remains disturbingly high."
Increased violence by extremists in Iraq
The capital Baghdad was the worst affected.
July was the deadliest month in Iraq since the peak of sectarian violence in 2006 and 2007. According to figures released by the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, 1,057 Iraqis were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in July.
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