At least six people were killed and scores wounded Monday in two suicide attacks in Iraq that were claimed by Islamic State, police said.
A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in central Basra city, 550 kilometres south of Baghdad, killing four people and injuring 10, police sources added.
In Nasiriya, 375 kilometres south of Baghdad, a suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt blew himself up inside a restaurant located on a road linking the city to Basra.
Two people were killed in Nasiriya and several wounded, police said.
Security forces cordoned off the two sites, while ambulances rushed the injured to the hospitals.
Both attacks were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group on its affiliated Amaq news agency.