Twin bombings at a market in Madain killed at least three people today, taking the weekend's death toll from terror attacks to more than 40.
Doctors in the town, 14 miles south-east of Baghdad, said that another eight were wounded in the blasts.
The worst-hit area was Baghdad's Sadr City Shi'ite neighbourhood, where two car bombings killed 22 people on Saturday evening.
Another attack hit a temporary playground assembled for the Eid holiday in the Bawiya suburb, killing eight people including four children.
Most attacks appeared to target Shi'ite areas and police said that al-Qaida-linked Islamists, who are Sunni, were trying to ramp up sectarian tension during the religious holiday.
Al-Qaida established itself in Iraq following the US-British invasion of 2003 and has attempted to make the country ungovernable since then.
Bombings wounded 11 in the city of Tuz Khormato while in Mosul gunmen broke into two Shi'ite homes and killed the inhabitants.
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