At least 12 people have been killed, and 39 others injured, after two separate car bombs went off in Baghdad today.
According to police sources security forces were the intended targets of the two bombs - one of which went off at a security checkpoint in the northern al-Husseiniya district and the other of which hit an army convoy in Arab al-Jabour.
Officials told Reuters no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts has been made.
At least 26 people have reportedly been killed, and 71 others injured, in a suicide attack at a park outside Baghdad.
According to Reuters the security head in Babel province where the bomb, claimed by so-called Islamic State, went off confirmed an attacker detonated an explosive belt in Iskandariya at around 7.15pm local time on Friday.
The blast, 25 miles south of the capital, went off at the end of an amateur soccer game.
At least 60 people have reportedly been killed after a suicide truck bomb exploded south of Baghdad.
According to security officials so-called Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack which saw a an explosive-laden fuel tanker detonate at an Iraqi police checkpoint.
More than 70 people were also injured in the attack.
At least 27 people have been killed in two separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, according to local police.
At least 23 people have been killed in two suicide bombings in Baghdad according to security sources.
The attacks came as the government prepares to lift a night time curfew, which typically last from midnight to 5am, and has been in place for a decade.
A car bomb in central Baghdad has killed at least three Shi'ite pilgrims, police and medics said.
Iraq's majority Shi'ites are preparing for the religious festival of Ashura, an event that has been marred by car and suicide bombings in the past.
A third car bomb in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has killed 15 people and wounded 44, according to the Reuters news agency.
Two previous car bombs in Shi'ite parts of the city killed a total of 19 people and wounded another 45.
Officials in Iraq have said that 17 people were killed in two car bombs in the capital Baghdad, the Associated Press reports.
The blasts reportedly took place in Sh'it areas of the city.
Update: The Reuters news agency out the death toll at 19 citing Iraqi security and medical officials.
At least 27 people have been killed in a series of bombings across Baghdad today, including three which were detonated in just 10 minutes.
The attacks are among the most significant in Baghdad since insurgents led by the Islamic State extremist group captured Iraq's second-largest city Mosul last month at the start of its blitz across Iraq.
Today's deadliest bombing took place in the Shiite neighbourhood of Abu Dashir, where a suicide attacker rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint, killing at least nine people and injuring 19, officials said.
Four policemen were among the dead, a police officer said.
There are conflicting reports as to who is prevailing in the fighting in Baquba - the Isis extremists or the government - but it is very close to Baghdad: less than 40 miles away.
I have seen more soldiers on the streets of Baghdad today than there usually are, and they are carrying heavier weaponry than they usually do.
Amongst the ordinary population we have had some reports of panic-buying, people stockpiling food and water, and supermarkets running out of stock.
Tragically, this is a city well used to terrorism. Today, there was a roadside bomb in the centre of Baghdad which killed three people.
The population is now once again getting used to the prospect of Baghdad becoming a full-on war zone. It is a frightening possibility for them.