At least a dozen of car bombs struck Tuesday evening the national capital Baghdad, mostly-Shiite neighbourhoods, killing 47 people and wounding 163 others, Xinhua reported citing a police source.
Eight people were killed and 28 others wounded when two car bombs exploded in a popular market in Husseiniya area of northeastern Baghdad.
A car bomb exploded near a popular restaurant in Talbea area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 25 others, the source said.
Earlier, four people were killed and 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the same area, he added.
Another car bomb explosion in Alam neighbourhood in southwestern Baghdad killed seven people and wounded 15 others.
Almost simultaneously, four civilians were killed and 14 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Zafaraniyah area in southeastern Baghdad.
In Karrada district, the business area of central Baghdad, six people were killed and 15 others wounded when a car bomb went off.
Five people were killed and 16 others wounded when a car bomb exploded in a popular market in New Baghdad, southeastern of Baghdad.
Two people were killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Shurta neighbourhood in southwestern Baghdad.
Elsewhere, one person was killed and four others wounded when a car bomb exploded in a popular market in Abu Dsher area, southern of Baghdad.
Another car bomb went off in Dora district southern of Baghdad, killing one person and wounding seven others.
One person was killed and six others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Mameal area, southeastern of Baghdad. A roadside bomb hit Baya in southern Baghdad, wounding seven people.
A group of unidentified gunmen broke into a house before dawn in the suburb of Arab Jubour in southern Baghdad and shot dead a man, his wife and their three sons, an interior ministry source said.
Two people were killed by gunmen in Doura district in southern Baghdad, the source added.
A car bomb at a parking lot detonated in Jbala town, some 40 km south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding four others, a police source said.
Jbala is part of the restive area, dubbed 'Triangle of Death', which is a hotbed of insurgency against the US troops and Iraqi security forces. The town is among the clusters of Sunni towns scattered north of Babil's provincial capital city of Hilla, about 100 km south of Baghdad.
In Iraq's Diyala province, a bomb attached to a civilian car went off in Maqdadiya city, some 100 km northeast of Baghdad, wounding three people aboard, two of whom were off-duty policemen, a police source said.
The monthly death toll from violence of Iraq in August was 841, according to a statement released by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq Sunday.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.
--IANS (Posted on 04-09-2013)