At least 63 people were killed and dozens injured on Thursday in a string of car bomb and shooting attacks across Iraq, local media and security officials said in describing the latest acts fuelling concerns about renewed violence in the country, dpa reported.
Twenty-five were killed and more than 40 were injured late on Thursday evening when a car bomb followed by a bomb in a motorbike exploded in Zafaraniyya in southern Baghdad, independent news website Alsumariya News reported, citing a police official.
In Tal Afar, west of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, police officials told dpa seven were killed and 25 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a cafe.
In Mosul city, 400 kilometres north of Baghdad, a series of bombings and shootings killed a total of nine people and injured twelve.
Four civilians were killed and two injured when an explosive device targeted a police patrol in the city, officials said. A woman was killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in southern Mosul, while in a separate incident two men were shot dead inside their car by gunmen.
In an earlier attack in the city on Thursday morning, bombs planted in two cars killed two other civilians and wounded 10, said police.