A car bomb explosion near a sports stadium in Iraq's Babel province Thursday killed seven people and wounded 18 more, mostly civilians, security officials said.
Security officials said the car bomb was detonated near the stadium in a shopping area, IraqiNews.com reported.
Provincial police said at least seven people died and more than 25 were wounded in two car bomb explosions in a town in Salahudin province north of Baghdad, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
The first blast occurred when a car bomb detonated in al-Dujail, about 37 miles north of Baghdad, a security official said. Soon after, a second car bomb detonated, targeting first responders and civilians at the scene of the first explosion, the official said.
The capital of the Sunni-dominated Salahudin province is Tikrit, hometown of former despot Saddam Hussein.