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Car bomb kills 8 in Iraq's Tikrit city

Bomb strike in Tikrit, Iraq, 15 March 2017 [Liveuamap Türkçe/Twitter]
Car bomb strikes in Tikrit, Iraq, 15 March 2017 [Liveuamap Türkçe/Twitter]

Eight people were killed and more than 50 wounded when a car bomb exploded in a crowded street in the Iraqi city of Tikrit today, a local official said.

The car was parked in Al-Atibaa Street in downtown Tikrit, which is often crowded as it has many clinics. The government imposed a curfew following the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing although Daesh has carried out similar actions as it battles against a government offensive on its former stronghold in Mosul, 200 kilometres north of Tikrit.

"Eight are killed and 52 are wounded from the Tikrit Al-Atibaa street attack," governorate media director Jamal Aqaab said.

More than 20 people were killed on 8 March in a series of blasts that hit a wedding near Tikrit and targeted security forces at the scene shortly afterwards.

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