At least 35 people have been killed and more than 70 others wounded after a car bomb exploded near a popular restaurant in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, police have said.
The blast went off in the district of Shula, a mostly poor, Shia area, on Wednesday, officials said.
Security has improved in Iraq since last year, but a rash of bombings in April made it the deadliest month for civilians since November.
The last large-scale bomb attack in Iraq was on April 29, in which 51 people were killed in twin car bomb attacks in the Shia Sadr City district of Baghdad.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Car bomb kills dozens in Baghdad
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