Car bomb at popular Baghdad auto dealership kills 8, wounds 17

Global News

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi police official says a car bomb at a popular car dealership in eastern Baghdad has killed eight people.

The explosion took place Saturday in the Habibiya neighbourhood of Sadr City, a district in the Iraqi capital. The official says at least 17 people were wounded.

The well-known Habibiya car dealership has been targeted multiple times in the past.

Hospital officials corroborated the casualties. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

READ MORE: Truck bombing kills at least 62 at Baghdad market, Islamic State group claims responsibility

A massive explosion in a Sadr City market on Thursday killed at least 67 people. It was one of the worst attacks in Baghdad in a decade.

No one claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack but the Islamic State group said it was behind Thursday’s attack.

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