From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
At least 92 people have been killed and 161 wounded in a string of deadly attacks across Iraq, security sources told Al Jazeera, in attacks mostly targeting Shia Muslims, who mark a big religious festival next week.
No one has claimed responsibility for Monday's bombings, but rebel groups frequently target civilians and members of the Iraqi security forces to undermine confidence in the country's Shia-led government and agitate sectarian tensions.
Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports: