Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq.
In the bloodiest attack, a suicide car bomber targeted a police station in the northern city of Mosul. Many of the victims were civilians.
The bomb, carried in a lorry, left a huge crater. A curfew was imposed in Mosul following the blast and several other attacks.
In the nearby city of Kirkuk, a number of people were killed and injured in a suicide bomb attack on a local bank.
In further violence, several were killed in at least two roadside bomb blasts in the capital, Baghdad.
The daily occurrence is forcing generals to think about of change of strategy.