Officials said two bombs have exploded in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 28 others.
The twin blasts occurred outside a local bank as police and soldiers were collecting their salaries.
Police said a car bomb exploded outside the bank in the center of the city, and as emergency workers arrived on the scene, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Violence has subsided in Iraq, but bombings and attacks are still a nearly daily event.
The last U.S. troops are due to leave Iraq by the end of this year, more than eight years after a U.S.-led invasion toppled former leader Saddam Hussein, although U.S. officials have suggested
they might be open to an "additional presence" if the Iraqi government requested it.
Tikrit is Saddam Hussein's hometown.
compiled from agency reports