Medical and security officials in Iraq say at least 23 people were killed and more than two dozen others injured in a series of bomb explosions, a shooting attack and shelling across Iraq. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said five people lost their lives and nine others sustained injuries when bomber detonated his explosive-laden vest near a psychiatric hospital in Sadr City, the mainly Shia district of eastern Baghdad, on Monday, Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television network reported. Security forces immediately cordoned off the site of the attack, and ambulance workers ferried the wounded to a nearby hospital. Unidentified armed men also sprayed a Muslim cleric with bullets in the capital's southwestern neighborhood of Hayy al-A'amel, killing him on the spot. Elsewhere in al-Nasr Wal Salam city, which is also known as al-Hasuah and lies in the Abu Ghraib district of western Baghdad, mortar shells fired by Takfiri militants claimed two civilian lives and left eight others wounded. A soldier was also killed and two others injured on Monday, when a roadside bomb went off in Baghdad’s southeastern neighborhood of Arab Jabour. Separately, five members of the Popular Mobilization Units lost their lives and seven others sustained injuries when a car bomb attack struck the town of Tarmiyah, situated about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad. A car bomb went off in the center of Iraq’s largest city of Basra, killing five people. Additionally, a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the middle of a crowd of Popular Mobilization Fighters outside a restaurant in the southern city of Nassiriya, located 320 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, killing four.