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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 7:55
Car bombs kill nearly 50 in two bomb blasts in Iraq
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At least 42 people have been killed and many more injured in two bomb attacks in eastern Iraq.

A car bomb exploded in a marketplace near the city of Baquba, 35 miles north-east of Baghdad, killing at least 35 and injuring more than 70.

A second car bomb at a checkpoint east of the city reportedly killed at least seven and wounded approximately 25.

Baquba was the scene of fierce fighting last year between Islamic State fighters and pro-government militias.

Government forces managed to take control of the city but clashes with the militants continue across Diyala province.
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