Car bomb kills 13 in Baghdad: Iraqi officials



Car bomb kills 13 in Baghdad: Iraqi officials 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