Iraq has suffered ongoing attacks, as just last week a truck bomb killed at least 48 at a fruit and vegetable market in Baghdad. Earlier this month attacks marred the Shi'ite pilgrimage holiday of Ashura and left 41 dead. Estimates put the number killed in Iraq this year at over 6,000.
The attacks Thursday hit wide ranging parts of the country and targeted markets, bus stations, a funeral tent, and a top police official's convoy, reports Al Jazeera. The official, Major General Juma al-Dulaimi, who is the police chief of Sunni-majority Salaheddin province, was unharmed by the blast that killed 3 civilians and wounded 2.