Elsewhere in the north, multiple bombings rocked the town of Tuz Khurmatu and killed five people, four of them members of a family. Another deadly attack took place in the Shia neighborhood of Kadhimiyah in the capital Baghdad, killing at least 16 and injuring 50 others.
Similar attacks claimed the lives of about a score of other people across the country. Iraq is currently witnessing a wave of violence unprecedented in recent years.
Official figures show that more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed and nearly 1,400 others injured in violent attacks across Iraq in April. According to the United Nations, almost 9,000 people were killed in 2013.