Car bomb in eastern Iraq kills 12: sources

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Posted: May 09, 2016 1:00 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb in the eastern Iraqi city of Baquba killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40 on Monday near a popular restaurant close to the city center, police and hospital source said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in the provincial capital of Diyala, a mixed Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim area bordering Iran, but Islamic State has regularly claimed bombings there in the past.

(Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by Janet Lawrence)