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Iraq: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 6 civilians

  • Iraqi firefighters extinguish a fire following a suicide bomb attack in the capital's eastern Shiite-dominated New Baghdad neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, April 25, 2016. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car Monday in a commercial area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing and wounding civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraqi firefighters extinguish a fire following a suicide bomb attack in the capital's eastern Shiite-dominated New Baghdad neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, April 25, 2016. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car Monday in a commercial area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing and wounding civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shops owners try to rescue their goods as civilians gather at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in the capital's eastern Shiite-dominated New Baghdad neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, April 25, 2016. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car Monday in a commercial area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 12 civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Shops owners try to rescue their goods as civilians gather at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in the capital's eastern Shiite-dominated New Baghdad neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, April 25, 2016. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car Monday in a commercial area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 12 civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi firefighters extinguish a fire as civilians gather following a suicide car bomb attack at in the capital's eastern Shiite-dominated New Baghdad neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, April 25, 2016. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car Monday in a commercial area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 12 civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraqi firefighters extinguish a fire as civilians gather following a suicide car bomb attack at in the capital's eastern Shiite-dominated New Baghdad neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, April 25, 2016. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car Monday in a commercial area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 12 civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Iraqi officials say a car bombing in a crowded commercial area in Baghdad has killed at least six civilians.

A police officer says the parked explosives-laden car detonated Monday afternoon in the eastern neighborhood of New Baghdad. At least 20 other civilians were wounded in that attack, he added.

A medical official confirmed the causality figure. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which controls key areas in the country's west and north. Commercials and public places in Shiite-dominated areas are among the most frequent targets for the militants seeking to undermine government efforts to maintain security inside the capital.