Raw : At least 23 people, including three US soldiers, have been killed in a series of deadly bombings in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Kirkuk.
In the deadliest attack, a suicide bomber struck at a market in Baghdad's Dora district, killing 12 people, including three US soldiers.
The Kirkuk blast targeted members of the Awakening Council, a US-allied Sunni militia, killing eight people.
A third bombing inside a Baghdad police station killed three recruits.
Concerns over violence
The attacks come a day after at least 40 people were killed in a car bomb attack in north-western Baghdad.
The blast in Kirkuk injured several people, in addition to killing eight
Both the Iraqi government and the US say recent attacks are isolated incidents that do not undermine security gains. They say the attacks are not as sophisticated as they once were.
April was the bloodiest mont
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