Baghdad, Jumada I 7, 1434, Mar 19, 2013, SPA -- A series of suicide and car bombings in Iraq killed at least 61 people on Tuesday, dpa cited police as saying.
Most of the casualties were in neighbourhoods of Baghdad, where 45 people died, police said.
More than 100 people were injured.
Security forces arrested 26 people in the capital who were carrying explosives and rockets to be used in further attacks.
A vegetable market in al-Sadr, in northern Baghdad, and a bakery in Zaafaraniya in the south, were among the targeted areas.
In the province of Babil, some 70 kilometres south of Baghdad, two suicide car bombs killed six people and injured 14.
In the northern city of Mosul, gunmen targeted a tribal leader, a policeman and an army officer.
Shortly after, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden belt inside a restaurant, killing seven people.
The government has, meanwhile, postponed provincial council elections in two provinces, Anbar and Nineveh, for a maximum period of six months because of the security situation. --SPA 22:27 LOCAL TIME 19:27 GMT