The vehicle rigged with explosives was detonated at around 10:30 pm late on Tuesday in a village just north of the Diyala provincial capital Baquba, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor said.
    
All of those killed were men, Ahmed al-Azzawi, a doctor said that four of the wounded were women. The attack came after a spate of car bombings in Baghdad just before the residents broke their Ramzan fast killed 31 people in the capital, the latest in spiraling violence, which has left hundreds dead during the Muslim holy month in Iraq.
    
Violence has increased sharply in recent months, with almost 1,000 people killed in July, according to official figures, the worst violence since Iraq was emerging from a brutal sectarian war in 2008.

(Agencies)

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