At least 13 killed in car bomb attack in Iraq's Baghdad

Added On May 11, 2016

 BAGHDAD, May 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were killed and 35 others wounded on Wednesday in a car bomb explosion at a busy marketplace in eastern Iraqi capital of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.

The massive blast occurred in the morning when a booby-trapped car went off at a popular outdoor market in the Shiite bastion of Sadr City district, the source said on condition of anonymity.
The explosion destroyed many stalls and civilian cars and caused damage to several nearby shops and buildings, the source said.
The toll could rise as ambulances, police and civilian vehicles were evacuating the victims to nearby hospitals and medical centers, the source added.
Iraq is currently witnessing a wave of violence since the Islamic State (IS) group took control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions in June 2014.
Earlier, a report by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) estimated that 741 Iraqis were killed and 1,374 others wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in April across Iraq. '