Car bomb targeting market north of Baghdad kills 11
A car bomb targeting a popular fruit and vegetable market in the north of Baghdad killed 11 people on Thuesday evening, officials said.
The car bomb went off in the predominantly Sunni Arab city of Samarra wounded at least 26 people, an Iraqi police officer and doctor told AFP. Among the dead were women and young children, who had been at the market shopping for reduced goods.
The bomb was detonated in the centre of the market at 6:45 pm (1545 GMT), when poorer Iraqis typically frequent it in order to take advantage of reduced goods as stall owners look to get rid of stock before closing up for the night, AFP reported.
Locally known as Mraydi, the market is in the Jiberia neighbourhood of Samarra and is the city's largest and most popular grocery stop.
Thursday's car bomb comes one day after dozens were killed across Iraq in violent attacks and bombing sprees.