Iraqi police and hospital sources have told VOA that 23 people were killed and 29 wounded in a suicide truck bombing in a Kurdish village in northern Iraq.
The blast took place early Thursday in Wardak village near the city of Mosul. Police say a second suicide attack was thwarted, when Iraqi security forces opened fire on the bomber before he could trigger the explosives on his truck.
In a separate incident, police say four people were killed and 29 wounded in a bomb attack in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.
On Wednesday, a car bomb exploded outside a house in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing eight people and flattening at least one building.
Police say it appeared the car was being rigged for a bomb attack and exploded prematurely in the yard of the house.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.