The wounded were immediately evacuated to local hospitals and Iraqi security forces are investigating the incident, al-Darraji said.

ISIS Fast Facts

ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying the car bomb targeted Shiites in the city, but the group did not provide any evidence to support the claim.

The terrorist group captured Tal Afar in June 2014, but the city was seized by Iraqi troops in August 2017. However, ISIS is still able to stage deadly attacks in various parts of Iraq.