Iraq blasts kill 10, injure 26
On Sunday, police said 10 people were dead and 26 injured in three bomb blasts that rocked Shurja market in central Baghdad, Reuters reported.
Iraqi government officials said the explosions were carried out at about 1:00 pm local time (1000 GMT).
The latest deadly incident took place as on Wednesday, three bomb explosions left eight people dead and scores of others wounded in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra.
Bombings have occurred on an almost regular basis in Iraq over the past few months.
Aside from civilians, Iraqi army and police personnel have also been targeted in the bombings, which are apparently carried out to undermine public trust in Iraqi security forces and question their ability to maintain security after US forces leave the country by the end of 2011.
On Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki blamed foreign countries for causing trouble in Iraq, saying some nations are "spending money and making efforts" to destabilize the country.
The Iraqi prime minister said, "The Iraqis do not want to build an aggressive country that will replace others. They want a country that will help in achieving local and regional stability."