BAGHDAD, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of eight people were killed and some 43 wounded in bombing attacks across Iraq on Sunday, police said.
At least a civilian was killed and nine wounded in a car bomb explosion in Mahmoudiyah town, some 30 km south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, two car bombs went off at a parking lot in central the city of Hillah, the capital of Babil province, about 100 km south of Baghdad, killing at least five people and wounding 15 others, a local police source anonymously told Xinhua.
Meanwhile, two car bombs exploded in the city of Diwaniyah, the capital of Qadsiyah province, some 180 km south of Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 18 others, a provincial police source told Xinhua.
Elsewhere, a civilian was killed and another wounded in the city of Samarra, some 120 km north of Baghdad, when a roadside bomb went off near a convoy of vehicles carrying people mourning the deaths of an earlier car bombing attack at an outdoor market in the city on Saturday evening, which reportedly killed 14 and wounded 22.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to the full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq has said that almost 6,000 civilians were killed and over 14,000 others injured in Iraq from January to September this year.