Seven persons died while 32 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in separate terror attacks in Iraq and China.
At least two people were killed and 11 wounded by a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar on Tuesday, the military said in a statement.
The blast was caused by a booby-trapped pick-up truck, in the neighbourhood of Ras al-Jadah, the statement said.
Also, no fewer than five people were killed and 21 others injured after a man carrying a knife hijacked a bus in the southeastern Chinese city of Longyan in Fujian province on Tuesday, Police said.
Longyan police said in a statement that the bus was hijacked mid-afternoon and hit pedestrians along the way as it careened down the street.
Police have detained the suspect and case is being investigated, the statement said, without giving details.