Iraq car bombings: Attacks hit mainly Shia cities
A wave of car bombings across central and southern Iraq has killed at least 30 people, police and medics say.
Most of the attacks took place in cities with a high concentration of Shia Muslims - including Kut, Najaf, Mahmoudiya, Nasiriya and Basra.
Iraq has been hit by almost daily attacks, raising fears of a return to the worst levels of sectarian violence.
Rami Ruhayem reports from Baghdad.