Iraqis inspect destruction in the street following an explosion the previous day in Sadr City on May 29, 2014
Iraqis inspect destruction in the street following an explosion the previous day in Sadr City on May 29, 2014 © Ali al-Saadi - AFP/File
Iraqis inspect destruction in the street following an explosion the previous day in Sadr City on May 29, 2014
AFP
Last updated: June 17, 2014

Car bomb kills seven in Shiite area of Baghdad

A car bomb in a market in the predominantly Shiite north Baghdad area of Sadr City killed at least seven people Tuesday evening, security and medical officials said.

The blast, at around 6:30 pm (1530 GMT), and left more than 20 others wounded.

It came amid a week-long militant offensive in which insurgents have seized vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq.

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