12 killed in Iraq car bomb explosion

Iraqi security forces have announced that a car bombing has killed at least a dozen and injured 40 in the east of the country.

Police and hospital sources said Monday that the blast happened in the city of Baqubah near a popular restaurant close to the city center.

Iraq’s Summeriyah news said security forces cordoned off the area and ambulances arrived to transfer the wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Takfiri group Daesh, which controls areas in western and northern Iraq, has carried out similar attacks in the province of Diyala, where Baqubah is located.

Back in January, more than two dozen were killed in two car bombs in the town of Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

By Press TV