At least 39 people have been killed in a string of explosions targeting police in a number of Iraqi cities, government and hospital sources told Reuters news agency.
At least 188 people have also been injured in the attacks, which hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad and other cities in the country’s north and south.
The deadliest attack occurred in Iraq’s southern city of Kerbala: there, the twin explosion claimed at least 13 lives, wounding 48 people, the agency reports. In another city, Kirkuk, an explosion near the police headquarters killed seven and injured another 30 people.
In central Baghdad, three people have been killed and over 20 injured by a suicide car bomber.
The attacks also affected the Iraqi cities of Baiji, Samarra, Tuz Khurmato, Daquq and Dhuluiya, all located to north of Baghdad, as well as Hilla, Latifiya and Mahmudiyain the south.