Multiple Car Bombings in Iraq
Via the BBC: Multiple car bomb attacks hit Iraqi cities
At least 42 people have been killed and many others injured in a series of car bomb attacks in central and southern Iraq, officials say.
Baghdad was worst hit, with eight explosions at bus stations and markets in the mainly Shia Muslim districts.
Two bombs went off earlier in the day in the southern city of Basra, and a blast in Samarra killed three people.
The attacks come amid a recent rise in violence in Iraq linked to growing political and sectarian tension.
At least 175 were injured.
Sectarian violence is on the rise in Iraq of late.