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23 killed in car bomb in Baghdad

A wreckage of a car is seen a day after a car bomb attack at al-Bayaa auto gallery in capital of Baghdad, Iraq on February 17, 2017. Many causalities reported after the attack. ( Murthadha Sudani - Anadolu Agency )

A car bomb blast killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 45 others in a mainly Shia district in southern Baghdad today, police and medical sources said.

First Lieutenant Hatem Al-Jabri said: “A car bomb parked on the side of the road exploded in 84th Street.” “Security services and ambulances rushed to the scene of the bombing, where they transferred the bodies of those killed and injured to nearby hospitals.”

The explosion occurred on a busy commercial street in the Amil neighbourhood, sources said.

No one has claimed responsibility of the attack.

Baghdad has been rocked by a number of car bombing today with at least three people killed and five injured in two separate attacks.

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