Roadside bomb north of Baghdad kills 6 people, authorities say

A roadside bomb explosion struck a passing minibus north of Baghdad on Saturday, killing six people and wounding another three, the Joint Coordination Center for the province said. The explosion occurred north of the town of Muqdadiyah, which lies about 90 kilometers north of Baghdad, said an official in the joint coordination center of Diyala province, which remains one of Iraq's most violent areas. In separate attack, another roadside bomb exploded in Baqouba, the capital of Diyala province 60 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, wounding three civilians, police said.