The U.S. military says a car bomb attack carried out by al-Qaida
fighters in northern Iraq has killed 15 people.
A statement says 95 people and three Iraqi special weapons personnel
were wounded in Wednesday's attack in a market in the town of Tal Afar in Nineveh province.
Police say a parked car packed with explosives blew up in the attack.
Multiple bombings Tuesday in northern Iraq killed some 40 people.
Meanwhile, U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq transferred control of
another province south of Baghdad to Iraq's central government.
Coalition officials transferred control of Qasidiyah, a
Shi'ite-majority area that is the 10th of Iraq's 18 provinces now
protected by Iraqi security forces. Iraq's national security adviser, Muaffak al-Rubaie says the government hopes to assume control of the
eight remaining provinces by the end of this year.