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Car bomb kills 13 in Baghdad: Iraqi officials

Iraqi officials say a car bomb went off near two government offices in central Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 50.



Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a car bomb went off near two government offices in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 50.
Two police officials say the explosives-rigged car was parked near an office for Shiite Muslim religious affairs and the city`s health department in the Bab al-Muadham area.

The explosion on Monday damaged nearby buildings and cars. It occurred at about 11 am.

A doctor in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to release information.

PTI

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