A series of suicide car bombs has killed at least 30 people and injured more than 150 others in central Baghdad.
Iraq’s Interior Ministry said the first two blasts were in the Mansour district, one close to the German embassy.
A third explosion occured near the Iranian and Egyptian embassies.
Gunshots could be heard clearly as emergency services rushed to the scene.
The devices went off within minutes of each other, suggesting an attack carefully coordinated to cause the maximum amount of damage and chaos to end a relative period of calm after last month’s parliamentary elections.
The bombings followed a series of other incidents in the Iraqi capital early on Sunday.
Two mortar rounds landed in the Green Zone and a roadside bomb wounded five police officers and five civilians.