US officials said earlier this month that Iraq was experiencing its lowest levels of violence since 2003.
But since then there have been several major bombings.
The AP dispatch told of a suicide bombing in Diyala province, which killed 25. earlier, in the Abu Ghraib district, another bombing killed 8. And, AP added--
Another attack in Abu Ghraib on 10 March killed 33 people.
In the same week, more than 30 people died in an attack on a police recruitment centre and another 10 were killed in an explosion at a cattle market in Babel province.