At least 23 people have been killed and 87 wounded in a series of explosions across Iraq.

No group has claimed responsibility for any of the attacks, which targeted government officials, police patrols and members of both the Sunni and Shia sects.

Seven people from the same Sunni family were killed by a bomb planted near their home in the town of Mussayab, south of Baghdad.

In the mainly Shia city of Hilla, a car bomb went off near the convoy of the governor of Babil province, missing him but killing two other people, police said.

In the capital Baghdad, five people were killed by a parked car bomb targeting pilgrims before a Shia religious rite.

The violence also included a series of blasts that killed three people in Iraq's disputed territories, over which both the central government and the autonomous Kurdish region claim jurisdiction.

Two of those deaths were in Kirkuk, where a bomb exploded as a police team tried to defuse it.