Seven civilians killed in Iraq car bomb blasts
Published 23/12/2015 | 11:31
Car bomb blasts in a town north of Baghdad have killed at least seven civilians.
An Iraqi police officer said the first car was parked inside a bus station in the town of Khalis when it exploded, killing three people and injuring 10 others.
A second bomb exploded in the town's outdoor market, killing four civilians and leaving another eight injured.
The Shiite-majority town is located about 50 miles north of Baghdad.
The attacks came a day after Iraqi security forces reported progress in recapturing some areas in the western city of Ramadi from the Islamic State militants who control about a third of Iraq and neighbouring Syria.