20 killed in twin blasts north of Baghdad

TWENTY people have been killed and 55 wounded in twin blasts in the town of Khales north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security official says.

Among the wounded were women and children, said the official from Baquba Operations Command, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The blasts struck today in front of a cafe and a restaurant in central Khales, about 65km northeast of Baghdad.