Explosions across Iraq were responsible for killing at least 10 people and wounding 46 more on Monday morning, according to police.
The violence comes as part of a growing political crisis that is causing sectarian tensions to flare.
Bomb blasts in Mussayab, south of Baghdad, killed seven people from the same family, reports Reuters. Elsewhere in Hilla, a parked car bomb went off close to the governor of Babil province’s convoy.
The governor was not hurt, but another person was killed. A series of blasts also took place in Iraq’s disputed territories, killing three people. Two of those died in Kirkuk after a bomb exploded while police attempted to defuse it.
According to Al Jazeera, unknown gunmen launched an assault on the house of National Reconciliation adviser Kalid Lunaibi. The attack, which took place near Baquba, west of Baghdad, killed a security guard and wounded two more.
In Balad Rouz, east of Baquba, three consecutive road side bombs detonated early in the morning. They were targeting a police vehicle and the house of a prominent tribal sheikh leader. One policeman was killed and four others were injured.
Violence in Iraq has decreased since its peak in 2006 and 2007. Despite this, there are still attacks by insurgents that claim the lives of both Iraqis and coalition forces.
Monday morning’s explosions all over Iraq are not likely an indication that the level of violence is increasing again, though there has been no explanation for the number of bombings or who may be responsible for them.