Truck Bombing Hits Northern Iraqi City

 January 02, 2014
Authorities in Iraq say a truck bomb targeting a street full of shoppers in a city north of Baghdad has killed at least 16 people.

Security officials say the pickup truck laden with explosives blew up in a commercial street of Balad Ruz, 70 kilometers northeast of Baghdad on January 2, destroying several shops and wounding at least 31 other people.

In other attacks the same day, an explosive stuck onto a public minibus exploded in Baghdad's Shaab district, killing four people and wounding six.

And three soldiers were killed and five wounded in a bombing of their patrols in the northern city of Mosul.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters