At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured in separate and apparently unrelated attacks across Iraq over the weekend.
According to local police report the first attack occured at around 4 a.m. Sunday when gunmen opened fire on worshippers as they leave dawn prayers in town of Jurf al-Sakhr south of the capital killing three and injuring one.
Bombings across Baghdad then killed four and injured dozens of commuters on their way to work during the rush-hour.
The deadliest attack came when a roadside bomb exploded next to a bus heading into downtown that killed three people.
The recent attacks come as fresh reminders of persistent violence across Iraq despite an overall drop in attacks nationwide.