Iraq car bomb claims 14 lives, death toll climbing

  • 25/07/2016

A suicide car bomb has killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 30 at the entrance to a town northeast of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast outside Khalis, about 80 km from the capital, but Islamic State regularly attacks security forces and civilian areas.

A police captain told New Delhi Television that the majority of the victims died while waiting to enter the city in their cars.

"We still have charred bodies inside many vehicles, including a minibus packed with women and children," he said.

Hospital sources said the death toll was expected to rise given the extent of critical injuries.

Reuters / Newshub.