The intensity of violence in Iraq shows no signs of abating with a new wave attacks this morning causing dozens of deaths across the country.
A suicide car bombing in Baghdad killed 15 members of a police patrol. Hours later in the capital two further suicide blasts left at least nine more officers dead. Elsewhere in Baghdad the bodies of six people who were shot in two separate incidents were found.
They were the latest in a series of similar shootings in recent days in which civilians have been shot by suspected Sunni insurgents. In the northern city of Mosul US forces are claiming to have captured three al Qaeda leaders.
Yesterday, violence claimed the lives of more than 150 people. The bloodshed seems set to continue at the highest level.