Six Iraqi civilians were killed and another 17 injured on Thursday when a car bomb shook capital Baghdad, according to a local security source.

 

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“The explosive-laden vehicle blew up in the city’s eastern [predominantly Shia] Al-Obeidi area,” Ahmed Khalaf, a Baghdad police officer, told Anadolu Agency.

 

“The blast occurred on the area’s crowded main street,” Khalaf added.

 

In recent weeks and months, devastating bombings — frequently featuring explosive-packed vehicles — have become an almost daily occurrence in Iraq’s violence-prone capital.

 

The Iraqi authorities typically blame such attacks, which often target civilian areas, on the Daesh terrorist group.

 

On Monday, at least 50 people were killed when Baghdad was rocked by multiple car bombings.