New attacks in Iraq killed seven people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, officials said, after a bloody day that claimed more than 100 lives across the country.
A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden vest at a military checkpoint in the town of Tarmiyah, 50 kilometres north of Baghdad. The blast was followed by militants, who opened fire at the Iraqi troops, killing three soldiers and wounding nine, a police official said.
A medical official confirmed the causality figures.
Meanwhile, in the northern city of Tuz Khormato, two parked car bombs went off simultaneously, killing three civilians and wounding 38 people, said Mayor Shalal Abdool.
And in Kirkuk, 290 kilometres north of Baghdad, three bombs exploded back-to-back at a sheep market, killing one person and wounding 25, police Col. Taha Salaheddin said.
The attacks came as authorities raised the death toll from Monday’s wave of bloodshed a series of blitz attacks stretching from north of Baghdad to the southern city of Basra and targeting bus stops, open air markets and rush hour crowds to 113 from 95, after many of the wounded died of their injuries.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but such systematic carnage carries the hallmarks of both the sides that brought nearly non-stop chaos to Iraq for years.