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Iraq officials: Suicide car bomb kills 8 in Baghdad district

A bulldozer clears rubble at the scene of a deadly suicide car bombing at an outdoor vegetable and fruit market in a Shiite-dominated district in northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The bomb on Tuesday, killed at least 10 people and injured tens of others, officials said. The developments came on the heels of two large-scale attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that killed more than 300 people last week. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

A bulldozer clears rubble at the scene of a deadly suicide car bombing at an outdoor vegetable and fruit market in a Shiite-dominated district in northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The bomb on Tuesday, killed at least 10 people and injured tens of others, officials said. The developments came on the heels of two large-scale attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that killed more than 300 people last week. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has hit a police checkpoint, killing eight people in a Baghdad district that was struck by a deadly attack the day before.

A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint in the Shiite-dominated northeastern al-Rashidiya district Wednesday. He says 20 people were wounded.

A medical official confirmed the casualties. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to talk to the media.

On Tuesday, at least 12 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at an outdoor vegetable and fruit market in al-Rashidiya.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. IS was behind two large-scale attacks last week that killed around 300 people.