At least 77 Iraqis were killed and 238 others were wounded in eight Iraqi provinces Wednesday (June 13th), the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
Col. Hikmat Mahmoud al-Masari, director of media for the ministry, told Al-Shorfa the attacks targeted citizens in Baghdad, Babil, Ninawa, Karbala, Kirkuk, Diyala, Muthanna and Wasit provinces.
Twelve children were killed and 87 of the wounded are in extremely critical condition, he said.
Over 150 vehicles were destroyed in the bombings including a mini-bus in which all of its passengers were killed.
The attacks involved 41 bombings: 17 car bombs, 16 improvised explosive devices and eight rocket-propelled grenades.
Security forces declared a state of alert after the attacks, which targeted Shia religious gatherings and marches, he said. Additional army units were deployed in cities where the attacks occurred.
The attacks carry the fingerprints of al-Qaeda, al-Masari said.