A car bomb ripped through a crowded Baghdad intersection during morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 15 people and wounding at least 37, security and medical officials said.
The blast in Baghdad Jadida left a shallow crater at the intersection and lines of burned and twisted cars still sitting where they were waiting when the explosion struck.
Blood stained a nearby sidewalk, and people worked to clear away the debris from shopfronts smashed by the explosion.
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Militants in Iraq frequently target crowded areas, including cafes, markets and mosques, in an effort to cause maximum casualties.
On Monday, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Shiite place of worship, or husseiniyah, in Baghdad Jadida, killing 11 people.
Iraq is struggling to retake large areas overrun by a major jihadist-led militant offensive launched in June, which seized second city Mosul and swept through the country's Sunni heartland.