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Iraq: Car bomb kills at least 7 civilians near Baghdad

Iraq officials: Car bomb strikes commercial area near Baghdad, kills at least 7 civilians

Iraq: Car bomb kills at least 7 civilians near Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a car bomb south of Baghdad has killed at least seven civilians and wounded 13 others.

A police officer says an explosives-laden car exploded early Tuesday in a commercial area in the town of Mahmoudiyah, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad. He says it was parked in a mainly Shiite section of town near a bakery and went off as people were standing in line to buy bread.

A medical official confirms the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

The Islamic State group and other Sunni extremists carry out near-daily attacks targeting Iraq's security forces and Shiite majority.


Updated : 2021-09-20 01:45 GMT+08:00