At least seven people have been killed, following a car bomb attack, claimed by Islamic State militants, north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
A suicide bomber killed at least seven people north of Baghdad on Wednesday, security and medical sources said, in the second bombing claimed by Islamic State in the region in as many days.
Eleven others were injured when the attacker detonated his car, laden with explosives, at a checkpoint.
Islamic State, which regularly carries out such bombings in the capital and other parts of Iraq, where it seized large swathes of territory in 2014, said in an online statement it had targeted the army.
A similar attack in Rashidiya on Tuesday, also claimed by the Sunni Islamist group, killed nine people.