(Newsroom America) -- Bomb attacks and shootings in and around Baghdad have killed at least 91 people and left scores more injured, according to reports.
At least 13 Iraqi towns and cities were hit in the spate of attacks, which the BBC said appeared to be co-ordinated attacks coming just days after al-Qaeda in Iraq declared a new offensive.
Security forces were reportedly a prime target.
One of the worst-hit places was the Sunni neighbourhood Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad, where at least 24 people were reportedly killed.
At least 172 people were also wounded in the attacks which included car bombs and mortar fire.