At least 100 people are dead and more than 180 injured in bombings targeting Shiite areas in Iraq on Monday.
A car bomb followed by a mortar attack tore through a market in a predominantly Shiite town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 12 and wounding at least 29.
The explosion came at 5 p.m. near the main market in Khalis, 80 kilometres north of Baghdad.
About five minutes later, a mortar shell struck the same area.
Earlier in the day, two near-simultaneous car bombs ripped through a busy market in central Baghdad, killing 88 and wounding 156.
The first blast -- a parked car bomb -- tore through stalls of vendors selling DVDs and secondhand clothes shortly after noon in the Bab al-Sharqi market between Tayaran and Tahrir squares.
Seconds later, a suicide car bomber drove into the crowd.
Each car was loaded with nearly 220 pounds of explosives, police believe.
The explosions left charred body parts scattered on the bloodstained pavement as columns of thick smoke hung over the scene.
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