Bombs hit cities across Iraq, at least five dead

BAGHDAD - A series of early morning explosions, including a suicide bomber in a car, hit cities across Iraq on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more, police said.
The attacks, in Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmato and Samarra to the north and Nassiriya to the south as well as other towns, came days before Iraqis vote in provincial elections that are a test of political stability after US troops left the country.