Iraq: Car bomb ex­plo­sion kills at least 6 north of Bagh­dad

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BAGH­DAD: Iraqi of­fi­cials say a car bomb has ex­ploded out­side a restau­rant north of Bagh­dad killing at least six peo­ple. Iraq’s Joint Op­er­a­tions Com­mand says the ex­plo­sives-laden car ig­nited Wed­nes­day out­side a restau­rant on a high­way near Beiji city. Health Min­istry spokesman Saif Al-Badr said six peo­ple were killed and 42 wounded. It was not im­me­di­ately clear what the tar­get was and no group im­me­di­ately claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity. Beiji, about 250 kilo­me­ters north of Bagh­dad, fell to the Daesh group dur­ing its 2014 blitz across north­ern and western Iraq, and it was the scene of heavy fight­ing un­til it was taken back in 2015. De­spite its de­feat, IS has been able to launch at­tacks in ar­eas that were un­der their con­trol in Iraq’s north and west.

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