Iraq: 11 dead in suicide car bomb blast

Two car bombs in quick succession struck a market in a mainly Shiite district in Baghdad today, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 30, police said.

Two car bombs in quick succession struck a market in a mainly Shiite district in Baghdad today, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 30, police said.

The attack began at about 12.15pm in New Baghdad in the eastern half of the capital when a suicide car bomber ploughed into the busy commercial area.

A parked car bomb exploded shortly after as people converged on the area to help the victims or see what had happened – a common tactic in the relentless attacks by suspected Sunni insurgents.

At least 11 people were killed and 35 were wounded, police said.

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