BAGHDAD: A series of bombings struck the Iraqi capital on Thursday morning, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 30, officials said.
The three car bombs and a roadside bomb hit three different areas of Baghdad two of them Shiite-majority, and another a mix of Sunnis and Shiites.
One of the car bombs exploded near an office of Al-Ahad television, which is affiliated with Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a militant group that split from powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
Violence in Iraq has increased markedly this year, with analysts saying the upsurge is driven by anger among the Sunni Arab minority that the Shiite-led government has failed to address, despite months of protests.
Attacks have killed more than 3,450 people in Iraq since the beginning of 2013, according to figures compiled by AFP an average over 15 per day. (AFP)