SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – A parked car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy Shia area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital. The car bomb went off during the morning rush hour in the main commercial area of the New Baghdad district It was parked close to outdoor pet and vegetable markets and a traffic police office, a police officer said.
The attack killed at least 11 and wounded 31, he added. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media. The bombing came a day after a wave of attacks targeted Shia areas in several cities, including Baghdad, killing at least 58 people. Among them were 15 worshippers who died in a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in the same New Baghdad neighborhood where Tuesday’s car bomb struck. No one has claimed responsibility for the latest attacks yet but it bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida-inspired terrorists