Iraqi authorities say that up 33 people have been killed in a series of car bombs that detonated within minutes of each other.
Authorities were not yet authorized to speak to the media but it appears that no one has yet taken credit for the attack.
Violence in Iraq has increased in the last number of months to levels not seen since 2008. Over 4,000 people have been killed since April. 800 of those death took place in August according to UN figures.