Iran's Foreign Ministry condemned terrorist attack in Tikrit, Iraq, in which at least five killed and 16 wounded.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman "Bahram Ghasemi" on Sunday denouncing terror attack in Tikrit, expressed solidarity with the Iraqi government and nation as well as families of the victims.

"Remnants of the Takfiri terrorists which have lost their status in the wake of the Iraqi people's resistance, are seeking to avenge the Iraqi people through suicide attacks, which of course will never affect the Iraqi nation and government's resolve in fighting terrorists and uprooting the cancerous tumour," he said, according to IRNA.

A car bomb blast has killed at least five civilians and wounded 16 others in northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, police and medical sources said.

The car was parked near a restaurant in Tikrit, about 175 km north of the capital, Baghdad. The blast set nearly a dozen vehicles on fire, police sources said on Sunday.

Three of the dead were women, sources told the AFP. Tikrit's main hospital said it had received several patients wounded in the attack.

There were no immediate claims for the attack, though ISIS has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in Iraq. 101/207

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