Two separate bomb attacks left at least 11 people dead in and around Iraq's capital Baghdad on Wednesday, according to officials.

These are the latest in a wave of violent attacks in Iraq this month, which have killed over 180 people as the Iraqi government struggles to maintain peace and security.

The first bomb on Wednesday was detonated outside a house in al-Wahda, a south-eastern suburb, injuring three people.

Minutes later, neighbors and bystanders gathered around the scene to help the injured when a second bomb exploded. The second blast killed eight people and injured seven others.

In a separate attack in the northern Ghazaliya district of Baghdad, a bomb exploded inside a house, killing three women and wounding two others, according to officials.

The attacks this month have been the bloodiest in the country since the U.S. withdrew its troops in December

Most recent attacks have targeted the Shia community and are blamed on al-Qaida-linked Sunni militants seeking to stir up sectarian tensions and destabilize Iraq.

Despite the disturbing numbers, violence in Iraq has dropped since the peak of sectarian attacks took place between 2005 and 2007.