Car Bomb Kills Seven North of Baghdad, Second Bombing in Two Days

The latest death comes after a photographer was killed by a mortar round in June during the battle to reclaim Fallujah from the Islamic State group.

Burnt out vehicles are seen at the site of a auto bomb attack in Rashidiya, a district north of Baghdad, Iraq July 12, 2016.

Asal, like numerous other injured survivors from the attack, returned to the scene of the bombing in the arms of her father to light candles in memory of those who died, the Daily Mail reports.

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Monday an additional 560 U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq, and a senior United States officer said majority would go to the Qayyarah base.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden vehicle at a crowded checkpoint at Baghdad's northeastern entrance in Husseiniyah neighborhood, the source said on condition of anonymity. The blast killed 12 and wounded up to 37, and also damaged several cars, he added. And two more civilians were killed and nine were wounded in a bombing that targeted a commercial area in the capital's southern neighborhood of Dora, police also said.

Medical officials confirmed the casualties.

IS claimed a massive truck bombing in downtown Baghdad last week that killed 292 people, making it among the deadliest attacks in Iraq since the 2003 USA -led invasion.

The Islamic State group frequently launches attacks targeting Iraq's Shiite majority and the Shiite-led security forces.

Around 175 other people were hurt in the attack.

Wednesday's attacks came on the eve of a military parade in Baghdad to mark the anniversary of the 1958 overthrow of a Hashemite monarchy and the declaration of Iraq as a republic.

Iraqi politician Mowaffak Baqer al-Rubaie believes they are "resorting to classic, traditional terrorist acts" in response to losing territory in Iraq.

In a US-backed offensive, the Iraqi army has recaptured the cities of Ramadi and Falluja from ISIS in recent months.

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