Iraqi police say a truck bomb exploded in a Kurdish village in the
north of the country early Thursday, killing at least 17 people and
wounding more than 13 others.
The Reuters news agency quotes local authorities as saying women and
children are among the dead and that many houses were destroyed in the
village near the city of Mosul.
On Wednesday, a car bomb exploded outside a house in the northern city
of Kirkuk, killing eight people and flattening at least one building.
Police said it appeared the car was being rigged for a bomb attack and exploded prematurely in the yard of the house.
Also in the north Wednesday, gunmen killed a civilian in Mosul.
In southeastern Baghdad, Iraqi forces backed by U.S. troops killed two
men during a raid early Wednesday. The military says Iraqi and American
soldiers returned fire on the men after coming under fire themselves.