Three car bombs have exploded in mainly Shi’ite areas of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 15 people and wounding 57 others, security and medical officials say.

The attacks were part of a wave of violence across Iraq since late Saturday that left a total of more than 70 dead in 24 hours.

In the west of the city, a car bomb targeted a market in the Washash area, killing at least seven people and wounding 21, an interior ministry official and a medical source said.

In north Baghdad, another car bomb killed at least five people and wounded 22 others near a restaurant in Shuala, while a third exploded in a commercial area of Hurriyah, killing three people and wounding 14, a ministry official and a medic said.

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