A suicide car bomber killed at least 24 people in an attack on a busy market in a town North of Baghdad

Dozens more were wounded when the attacker blew up the vehicle in the middle of the fruit and vegetable market in Tuz Khurmatu.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility from any one.

Suicide attacks in Iraq are usually claimed by the Islamic state jihadist group, which has suffered a string of military defeats and last week lost control of the last town the jihadists held in the country.