BAGHDAD: Nine people were killed and 20 wounded in a car explosion in the Sadr City slum in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday.
Police said insurgents first killed the shop owner in front of his store in a popular market area in the Shula district of north western Baghdad and then detonated a bomb at the door of the shop when people crowded around the body.
Police and hospital officials say the blast took place near a popular cafe where young people were gathered. The casualty information was given by a Sadr City police officer and an official at the Imam Ali hospital where the wounded were taken.
Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to disclose information to the media.