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Iraqi officials: Car bomb in eastern Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad kills at least 7

Officials say a car bomb explosion in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad has killed at least seven people and wounded 14.

A police officer says the car bomb went off on Monday morning in the city's eastern Sadr City neighborhood. The explosion tore through a small vegetable market and its parking lot.

A medical official confirmed the causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to media.

Iraqi militants often target crowded places such as markets, cafes and mosques, seeking to inflict huge casualties.

On Sunday, a wave of attacks in different parts of Iraq — including two suicide bombings in the country's relatively peaceful northern Kurdish region — killed 46 people.

More than 4,500 people have been killed since April.