At least 12 people were killed on Sunday in attacks in southern and northern Iraq, dpa reported citing security officialsas saying.
Ten people were killed when two car bombs exploded in the mostly Shiite city of Basra, some 550 kilometres south of the capital Baghdad, said the officials.
The first explosion occurred near a marketplace in the northern side of Basra. The second happened inside a garage in the centre of the city.
Elsewhere, two people died in an attack on their house by gunmen in Mosul, about 400 kilometres north of Baghdad, said police.
In a separate incident in Mosul, a local official in Mosul escaped death when a roadside bomb hit his convoy.
The violence comes days after 23 people were killed in an assault targeting the Justice Ministry in central Baghdad.
A group affiliated with al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack, saying it had left 60 security personnel and investigators dead.