22 Jul 2010

Car bomb kills 11

4:34 pm on 22 July 2010

A car bomb in Iraq has killed at least 11 people and wounded 40 others.

The attack took place in a busy market near a Shia mosque in the village of Abu Sayda, in Diyala province, 70km north of the capital Baghdad.

Buildings collapsed. Women and children were among those injured.

The BBC reports the Baquba area has suffered several attacks this week.

At least six people died in a car bombing on Monday near a restaurant in Baquba and several Iranian pilgrims were injured in an attack west of the city on Tuesday.

Officials have now imposed a curfew in Abu Sayda.