A wave of bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday have left at least 34 people dead and scores injured.
Three bombs exploded in quick succession in Basra, two car bombs went off in a market in Nassiriya and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the town of Mussayab.
All the attacks were in predominantly Shi’ite provinces. But on Saturday at least 21 died in two carbombings outside two Sunni mosques in the capital.
The violence appears to be part of a sustained campaign of militant attacks this year. In this month alone more than 300 people have died so far. The bloodshed has stoked fears that Iraq is sliding into an all-out sectarian conflict.