Two explosions at a market in a Shia area of Northern Baghdad  killed at least 16 people and wounded 43 others on Friday, according to media reports.
A second attack on the same day, occuring in the Southern predominently-Shia province of Babil, killed 13 people and wounded 47 others. The total death toll was 29 although reports suggest the number could rise.
The bombings mark a continued deterioration of security in Iraq , where sectarian tensions have risen in the last few months. The Shia-led government has been accused by the Sunni minority of marganlizing them , using new anti-terror laws.
The government has blamed Sunni militants  for much of the recent violence and ministers have warned that al-Qaeda's presence is on the rise.
The markets targeted were particularly busy as many Iraqis do their shopping on a Friday.