At least seven people were killed on Wednesday and 35 others wounded in a car bomb explosion near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, officials said.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Iraqi government had declared in December that the country was totally liberated from IS, but during the month of August, 90 Iraqi civilians were killed and 117 wounded in terror attacks or armed conflict, representing an increase in the number of deaths compared to the previous two months.
IS had controlled large swathes of northern and western Iraq, including Mosul, from mid-2014 till the end of 2017.
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