At least five people have been killed and 17 wounded in a wave bomb blasts across the Iraqi capital.
Police said on Thursday that four people died and four others were injured when two bombs were detonated in quick succession at a checkpoint in the commercial district of Sheikomar in central Baghdad, reported Aljazeera.
Another blast close to the Al-Gailani mosque in Baghdad's central Baba Alsheikh area killed one person and wounded four others, according to police sources.
In a separate attack, a roadside bomb exploded near a government transport truck as it picked up government employees in Sadr City, injuring nine including five city workers.
Police officials told the AFP news agency that two civilians were killed in the Sheikomar checkpoint blasts.
The two other victims were said to be members of the anti-al-Qaeda Awakening movement, also known as Sahwa, who are frequently targeted by anti-government fighters for siding with US forces.
Many Awakening members are former fighters who battled against US and Iraqi forces in the immediate aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi president.
US officials say that attacks in Baghdad are averaging about four a day, reportedly down nearly 90 per cent from levels in late 2006, when Shia-Sunni violence was at its high point and just prior to the America's so-called "troop surge".
But the number of attacks have increased in the last week, with a string of daily bombings in the capital that that have killed more than 30 people and wounded around 80 others.