Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of at least 11 attacks in Iraq, some targeting the security forces.
In the deadliest single incident, 11 soldiers died in a shooting and bombing attack on an army base near Baghdad.
according to local officials , Two car bombs killed a total of at least 14 people and wounded than 60 near the south-eastern city of Amara,
Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaeda have been blamed for much of the recent violence in Iraq.
The army base, in the Balad district north of Baghdad, was initially attacked by armed insurgents, who then detonated a number of improvised explosive devices at the base.