Iraqi hospital and police sources conveyed 14 explosions ripped through Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods, killing at least 76people. The bombings occurred in at least eight neighborhoods across the city Tuesday evening.
Officials stated more than 250 people were wounded in the blasts, which involved a combination of car bombs, roadside bombs and mortars.
The bombings started at about 6:15 p.m. Though most of the neighborhoods hit were Shiite-dominated, a couple struck Sunni neighborhoods as well, the AP reported.. the coordination of the blasts, the complexity of the operation and the predominantly Shiite targets point to al-Qaeda-linkedgroups.