At least 31 people have been martyred in two coordinated bomb attacks inside and near a mosque in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
According to Tuesday reports, a bomber detonated his charge at a checkpoint located around 100 meters from the mosque in the al-Qahira district of northern Baghdad.
A second bomber blew himself up inside the building minutes after the first explosion.
Furat Faleh, an Iraqi police officer near the incident scene, said the bomber inside the mosque â€œdetonated himself among the worshippers, who were gathering after the call to prayer.â€
No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks so far.
There has recently been an upsurge in violence across Iraq, and authorities say Qatar and Saudi Arabia have had a hand in some of the deadly incidents.
On June 16, at least 51 people lost their lives and many others were injured in a series of bomb attacks and a shooting across the violence-hit country.
The United Nations says a total of 1,045 people were killed and nearly 2,400 were injured in violent incidents across Iraq in May.
On Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonâ€™s special representative for Iraq Martin Kobler called on the Iraqi leaders to â€œsit togetherâ€ to address the countryâ€™s problems, including car bomb attacks throughout Iraq.
â€œNothing can justify such despicable and heinous crimes targeting innocent people going about their daily business,â€ Kobler said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that militant groups and the remnants of the former Baâ€™athist regime are responsible for the latest wave of violence.