A car bomb exploded in eastern Mosul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 10, police said.
Officers discovered another parked car rigged with explosives in the same area, said Mosul police Lt. Col. Hilal al-Ahmedi.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Al Qaeda in Iraq, which no longer holds swathes of territory in the country, is strongest in the city of Mosul, 260 miles north of Baghdad and one of Iraq's many sectarian fault lines.
Despite a decrease in overall violence in Iraq, it still touches Iraqis on a near-daily basis
Ordinary Iraqis say the violence is largely sectarian, with the once-dominant Sunni Muslims believing Shiites are responsible, and the majority Shiites saying it is the work of Sunni insurgents.
Each group believes it is being targeted by the other.
Monday's attack took place in the al-Ghadeer area, home to families from the Shiite Shabak ethnic group who were displaced from other areas of Mosul in the last few years.FULL STORY