Monday is being called the worst day of violence in Iraq this year. At least 100 people were killed in an estimated 20 bombings and shootings in Baghdad and several other cities throughout the country according to the Guardian.
Attacks in Baghdad targeted security checkpoints and a Shi’ite mosque.
The most deadly attacks occurred in the central city Al Hillah where two suicide car bombers detonated at the entrance to a textile factory. A third bomber waited and detonated among the crowd of medical workers and civilians who where helping the victims. The blasts killed 45 people and injured 190.
The most recent attacks killed 15 in the southern port city of Basra, according to AP.
Al-Qaeda is responsible for the violence, according to a Reuters report.