At least 13 people killed in Baghdad market blast

Eight others were wounded in a car bomb attack on a marketplace in Shiite-dominated Baghdad.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 11:39 IST

Thirteen people were killed and eight wounded in a car bomb attack on Thursday night on a market located in a Shiite-dominated Baghdad neighbourhood, an interior ministry official said.

A "car full of explosives blew up near the market" on the outskirts of the capital's western Kadhimiyah neighborhood at 7:45 pm, the official said.

The blast capped another violence-plagued day that included the death of four people in the insurgent-prone town of Hawija, west of Kirkuk, in Iraq's north.

Two civilians were shot dead and another two died in explosions, police said.

In Iraq's other large northern city of Mosul, gunmen murdered a policeman and his son in a drive-by shooting.

In Baghdad, gunmen in the predominantly Sunni Yarmuk neighborhood opened fire on a van carrying employees from the health ministry, killing one and wounding another.

Just south of the capital, in Mahmudiyah, a bomb exploded next to a convoy of police commandos, killing one and wounding another.

Five bodies were also found in various places around the capital, with some showing signs of torture.

First Published: Apr 14, 2006 11:39 IST