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Iraq: Car bombing in Baghdad commercial area kills 14 people

  • Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, a police official said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, a police official said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Civilians help a municipality bulldozer cleans up while citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, a police official said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    Civilians help a municipality bulldozer cleans up while citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, a police official said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • A municipality bulldozer cleans up while citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, a police official said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    A municipality bulldozer cleans up while citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, a police official said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Iraqi officials say a car bomb explosion in a commercial, predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad has killed at least 14 people.

A police officer says the explosives-laden car went off Wednesday morning at a crowded outdoor market in Baghdad's eastern district of Sadr City. The explosion also wounded up to 40 people, several seriously, and there are fears the death toll will rise.

Two medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to release information.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of the extremist Islamic State group that has been behind recent deadly attacks in the area. IS also controls significant areas in northern and western Iraq, including the second-largest city of Mosul.