At least 72 people were killed and 109 others were injured after nine blasts rocked the Iraqi capital on Monday evening , Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported.
However, according to Agence France-Presse, eight car bombs and two roadside bombs exploded in eight areas in and around Baghdad.
Meanwhile, Reuters said eight of the 10 blasts in Baghdad were in mainly Shiite districts . Reuters reported another explosion in a mixed area in addition to one in the predominantly Sunni Muslim neighborhood of Doura.
The attacks came a day after two bombings in Baghdad, including a suicide attack against Shiite pilgrims, killed 14 people, according to AFP.
Sunni Islamist militants are suspected to be behind a campaign to provoke inter-communal conflict.
Violence in Iraq has reached a level unseen since 2008, amid persistent fears of a relapse into the kind of intense Sunni-Shiite bloodshed that peaked in 2006-2007 and killed tens of thousands of people .
So far in 2013, the surge of violence has killed more than 6,000 people across Iraq, Reuters reported.