At least 37 Iraqis were killed and more than 100 others were wounded in a series of attacks across the country Tuesday (July 3rd).
Col. Abid Awn Farhan, spokesperson for the Diwaniya police told Al-Shorfa that 26 people were killed and more than 70 others wounded when a car bomb exploded in the main vegetable market in central Diwaniya at 10 a.m.
He said the number of casualties, which includes women and children, could rise because some of the wounded suffered critical injuries.
In Karbala four people were killed and 13 others were wounded when two car bombs targeting visitors on their way to the al-Hussein and al-Abbas shrines exploded in the Friha area, according to Lt. Col. Ali Fadhil al-Jubouri, spokesperson for the Mid-Euphrates Operations.
Two separate gun and bomb attacks occurred in Diyala province that killed four people including the sons of two anti-Qaeda militiamen and two farmers, according to AFP.
In Anbar, a car bomb parked on the side of the road exploded when a police patrol assigned to protect oil pipelines in the area passed by. Two civilians in the area were killed and five policemen were wounded, including an officer, according to Capt. Saeed al-Jumaili of the Karma police.
In Taji, north of Baghdad, two people were killed and 14 others were wounded, including eight policemen, when two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) exploded in a residential neighbourhood, AFP reported.
In Tawz, north of Baghdad, a policeman was killed and another was wounded when an IED targeting their patrol in the central town area exploded, according to AFP.