Iraqi medical officials said Saturday the death toll from a suicide bombing at a cafe northeast of Baghdad had risen to at least 26.
The blast took place late Friday in the town of Balad Ruz, in Diyala province. The town is located in a predominately Kurdish Shi'ite region, about halfway between the city of Baquba and the Iranian border.
An Iraqi police official says the bomber detonated an explosives-filled belt inside a popular cafe. At least 45 people were wounded.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.