Two Iraqi civilians were killed and six others were wounded when two car bombs blew up in Baasheeqa's central district, north-east of Mosul, at a late hour Wednesday (November 7th), the Ninawa provincial police said.
"The dead include a local female journalist working for a Mosul television station," said police spokesperson Col. Khalid al-Hamdani.
The blasts hit a street housing a number of apparel and jewellery shops in the centre of the town, he said.
According to al-Hamdani, the police imposed a curfew in the area in anticipation of other attacks.
He accused al-Qaeda of planning the attack.