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Deadly Car Bomb Hits Crowded Commercial Area In Baghdad

Iraqi police say a car bombing in a crowded commercial area in the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least six civilians and wounded nearly 20 others.

Officials said the explosives-laden vehicle was detonated near a cinema in New Baghdad, a predominantly Shi'ite neighborhood east of the city, on April 25.

Eyewitnesses said the blast set fire to at least five other vehicles.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the blast but suspicions fell on the Islamic State militant group, which often targets commercial and public places in Shi'ite-dominated areas of Baghdad.

The group claimed two car-bomb attacks that killed at least 12 people in Baghdad on April 23.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters