Officials say a string of attacks across Iraq have killed at least 60 people and left more than 250 wounded.
In the bloodiest attack, 30 were killed when a suicide bomber destroyed a police station in Kut, 150 kilometers southeast of Baghdad.
The attacks, which appeared to target security forces, came a day after the U.S. military cut its strength to under 50,000.
Its spokesman, Major General Stephen Lanza, called the attacks "desperate attempts" to undermine faith in the Iraqi security forces.
compiled from agency reports