At least 20 people were killed and 60 injured Friday in two blasts northeast of
Baghdad, ahead of the expected announcement of results of Iraq's parliamentary elections, dpa reported according to al-Arabiya channel.
Two improvised explosive devices went off in a market in Diyala province, the Dubai-based channel reported.
Authorities in Iraq tightened security in several provinces amid rising political tension and fears of violence in the ongoing dispute over the voting outcome.
Final results from the election held March 7 were expected later Friday.