At least 61 people were killed yesterday when a bomb hidden in a cart of vegetables exploded in a crowded market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The blast, in the Sadr city area, came just days after the US military closed its main base in the Shiite district.
Police said shrapnel was blown more than 600 yards away.
It was the third deadliest attack this year and happened less than a week before a deadline for US combat troops to leave Iraqi cities under a new security pact.
An hour later, two more roadside bombs went off in predominantly Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad.
Police and hospital officials said the first, outside a billiard hall, killed one person and injured 19, while the second wounded four.