TIKRIT (Dispatches) – At least six people were killed and 42 wounded when a bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a restaurant on a highway near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, police and medical sources said.
Police said the attacker targeted the Qala’a restaurant which is usually frequented by security forces members and paramilitary fighters.
Most of the casualties were a group of Iraqi tourists traveling on board a bus that stopped by the restaurant, police and medical source said.
No group has claimed responsibility, but Daesh terrorists often carry out such attacks.
Iraqi security officials have said Daesh is likely to wage militancy in Iraq after its self-proclaimed caliphate all but collapsed and the terrorists were dislodged from large areas of the west and north of the country.
The group’s terrorists have since then waged a campaign of kidnappings and killings.