Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb attack on April 16, 2013, that took place in Baghdad's district of Sadr City
Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb attack on April 16, 2013, that took place in Baghdad's Sadr City district. A car bomb in the Iraqi capital killed at least seven people and wounded 23 on Wednesday, security and medical officials said. © Ahmad al-Rubaye - AFP/File
Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb attack on April 16, 2013, that took place in Baghdad's district of Sadr City
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Last updated: April 24, 2013

Baghdad car bomb kills at least seven, say officials

A car bomb in the Iraqi capital killed at least seven people and wounded 23 on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

The bomb exploded in a mobile phone market in Al-Husseiniyah in east Baghdad, they said, bringing the toll since Tuesday from a country-wide wave of violence to 125 dead and 268 wounded.

Violence in Iraq has fallen significantly from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, killing 271 people last month, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.

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