The latest on a wave of militants attacks in Iraq as government forces battle the Islamic State group (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

Iraqi officials say a car bomb at an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated Baghdad neighborhood has killed at least 13 people.

A police officer says initial reports show Tuesday's attack in the northeastern Shaab neighborhood was carried out with an explosives-laden car that was parked near the market. He says the explosion also wounded up to 40 people.

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

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of the extremist Islamic State group that has been behind recent deadly attacks in the Iraqi capital and beyond.

— Sinan Salaheddin in Baghdad


11 a.m.

Iraq's Oil Ministry has resumed work at a natural gas plant north of Baghdad, two days after a coordinated dawn assault by Islamic State militants left at least 14 dead.

Deputy Minister Hamid Younis says work at the plant's three production lines returned "to normal levels" on Tuesday in Taji. The town is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Baghdad.

Younis says the plant was back to full capacity of producing 30,000 cooking gas cylinders a day. He says Sunday's attack only damaged two gas storages and a few pipelines.

In the attack, a suicide car bomber hit the facility's main gate, followed by other suicide bombers and militants who broke into the plant and clashed with security forces.

IS-claimed attacks have killed more than 140 since last week.