A suicide car bomber claimed the lives of at least 14 people including women and children in a minibus at a checkpoint outside the central Iraqi town of Khalis on Monday morning, Iraqi police sources said.
Most of the victims died inside their vehicles while they were waiting to enter Khalis, a town located 80 kms north of Baghdad, a policeman told by Reuters.
"We still have charred bodies inside many vehicles including a minibus packed with women and children," the police officer said.
Hospital souces believe that the death toll is likely to rise.
No terrorist organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. However, the Islamic State group has been carrying out several attacks in the country even after facing setback due to clashes with Iraqi forces.
Around 21 people were killed and 35 injured on Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a security checkpoint in the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah. Isis claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least 292 people died in central Baghdad after Isis carried out possibly the deadliest attack since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, on the busy streets of Karrada during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to retake Mosul from the Isis. The city also happens to be the de facto capital of the terrorist group.