Fourteen people have been killed and a further 30 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack just north of Iraqi capital Baghdad, in a likely Islamic State (Isis) assault.
Medical sources told Reuters news agency the death toll from the blast was expected to rise after a suicide bomber, driving a car packed with explosives, detonated his device at the entrance to a town north-east of Baghdad on 25 July.
Reuters reported that while no group had claimed responsibility for the attack. The assault bears all the hallmarks of an IS suicide bombing. The extremist group has carried out a campaign of terror against civilian targets across the county and most intensively in Baghdad.
As many as 200 people were killed in one attack in the Iraqi capital on 2 July. A dump-truck packed with explosives was detonated in a busy Shia shopping area. IS claimed responsibility for the blast in the Iraqi capital's Karada district.
The attack appeared to have been planned to cause maximum casualties, coinciding with a busy shopping period just after locals broke their Ramadan fast. The bombing was the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital this year and one of the worst suicide assaults in recent memory.