A fresh wave of bombs has killed more than 40 people across Iraq - mostly targeting Shia areas - officials say, BBC reported.
The deadliest was in the city of Hilla, south of the capital Baghdad, where two car bombs at a market killed at least 15 civilians.
Other bombs hit Baghdad itself as well as Basra, Nasiriya and Karbala in the south of the country.
Sectarian violence has surged across Iraq in recent months, reaching its highest level since 2008.
More than 5,000 people have been killed so far this year in Iraq, 800 of them in August alone, according to the United Nations.
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