At least 21 people died and another 71 were wounded Monday in a series of bomb attacks on several markets and public places in different parts of Baghdad, an Iraqi police official told Efe.

Six people died and another 16 were wounded when two car bombs exploded one after the other in the market in the Abu Chir neighborhood, in the southeastern part of the capital, the source said.

Another car bomb killed five people and wounded 17 near a spot where workers gather in the Al Yadida zone.

The police official added that another car bomb killed three civilians and wounded 12 in a parking area in the Al Hurriya zone.

A similar attack took the lives of three people and wounded nine in the Al Shorta al Raba area of southwestern Baghdad.

Also, three people died and eight were wounded when a bomb detonated in the market in Al Rashdiya.

Finally, one civilian died and eight others were wounded when yet another car bomb blew up in the Al Bayaa neighborhood.

Iraq is experiencing a resurgence of sectarian and political violence that claimed the lives of 8,868 people - 7,818 of them civilians - in 2013, according to estimates from the United Nations. EFE