Baghdad: Two roadside bombs killed at least seven people south of Baghdad on Wednesday, security and medical officials said, in the latest in a wave of attacks in Iraq this month.

A roadside bomb exploded near the garden of a house in Madain, while a second bomb detonated after people gathered at the site of the first blast, an interior minister official said.

A medical source said that two hospitals had received seven bodies and more than 20 people who were wounded in the blasts, while the interior ministry official said eight people were killed and 10 wounded.

With the latest violence, at least 183 people have died in Iraq since June 13 — more than the number of people killed in all of May, according to official figures.

Violence in Iraq has declined significantly since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, killing 132 people in May, government figures show.