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Deadly Car Bomb Hits Mainly Shi'ite Area In Baghdad

Men walk past at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad on August 26.

A car bomb has killed at least 11 people and wounded some 20 others in a predominantly Shi'ite neighborhood of eastern Baghdad.

Police said the car bomb was detonated at a busy intersection in the Jadidah, or New Baghdad, area early on August 26.

The explosives-laden car went off during the morning rush hour in the main commercial area of the district. It was parked close to outdoor pet and vegetable markets and a traffic police office.

A wave of bombings on August 25 killed at least 54 people in Baghdad and southern cities of Karbala and Hillah.

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The violence comes after political parties nominated Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi in a bid to form a new government that reduces sectarian tensions.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, AFP, and