Three separate car bomb attacks in central Iraq have killed at least eight people.
The first attack on May 1 took place in Baghdad's Shi’ite-dominated eastern suburb of Al-Husseiniyah, killing at least three civilians.
At least 10 people, including policemen who were at a nearby check point, were wounded in the blast.
Another car bomb near Fallujah, west of Baghdad, killed at least three pro-government militiamen and wounded 15 other people.
The militiamen had gathered outside a military post to receive their salaries.
Elsewhere, a car bomb killed at least two police officers near Ramadi.
These latest attacks have come amid a wave of violence that has killed more than 240 people since the last week of April, raising fears of a return to sectarian bloodshed.
Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa