A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into a Kurdish village in north Iraq before dawn on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 25, Iraqi police said. The attack took place in the village of Wardek, 390 km north of Baghdad and not far from the city of Mosul.
Women and children were among the dead and many houses were destroyed, police said, according to Reuters.
Another truck bomber tried to set off a second explosion in the village but local Kurdish Peshmerga forces opened fire and killed him before he reached its outskirts, Iraqi police said.
Earlier, a car bomb killed eight members of a single family and levelled at least one house in Kirkuk. The blast occurred near the home of an Arab leader of a pro-government local militias known as 'Awakening' councils, in the east of the city.