At least 28 people are reported dead after two explosions at a local government building in the Iraqi town of Taji, north of Bagdhad. Dozens more are said to have been wounded.
Authorities say a car bomb and another explosive device detonated in a crowded car park next to the building.
They say the area was busy with police, workers and people waiting to process official papers.
“I was standing in a line when suddenly a powerful blast shook the ground. I immediately covered my face as shrapnel and shattered glass flew around,” said witness Karrar Abid.
Iraq’s Deputy Health Minister Khamis al-Saad said the bombs killed 28 people and wounded 58. An Interior Ministry source put the toll at 35 dead.