Car bomb explodes in Baqouba, killing at least 30, Iraqi police say

Iraqi police say at least 30 people have been killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded in Baqouba. A police officer in Baqouba says the explosives-laden car was parked near a restaurant across the street from the courthouse and provincial government offices in the city center. The officer is in the Diyala provincial police command but spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information. He says the toll of 30 people killed could rise and more than 40 people also were wounded in Tuesday's blast. The attack occurred just before noon when the area is crowded with people visiting the government offices and eating lunch at the restaurant.