At least five car bombs have exploded in Baghdad and northern Iraq, killing at least 19 people and wounding 66.
One suicide bomber blew up his car near a US base, another beside an Iraqi army checkpoint and a third close to a market, police said. A fourth car bomb struck a checkpoint in the town of Abasi. In total, 19 people were killed and 38 wounded in the four attacks, Major-General Anwar Mohammed Amin, the Iraqi army commander in Kirkuk, told Reuters.
In Baghdad, a car bomb detonated beside a police patrol, wounding 28 people, including two policemen.