Baghdad car bomb kills 13, raises death toll to 70

9:18 am | May 20, 2013

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say a car bomb in another Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad has killed 13 people.

The blast pushed the day’s death toll from a deadly wave of bombings and shooting attacks across Iraq to 70.

The officials say the latest blast struck on Monday afternoon in a busy market in the Shaab Shiite neighborhood of the Iraqi capital. A police officer says 25 people wounded in the explosion.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

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