Six civilians have been killed and 14 others injured by bombs planted near two homes in central Iraq, officials said today.
A police officer said the motive behind the attack at around 2am this morning was still unknown.
He said four bombs were planted near homes in the town of Iskandariyah, and that a woman and two children under 10-years-old were among the dead.
A doctor at a nearby hospital confirmed the causality figures.
Iskandariyah is located 30 miles south of Baghdad. The city was once among the most violent during the height of the insurgency against the US-led coalition, but has been fairly stable since mid-2007.