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Car bomb strikes Baghdad market, killing at least 8

  • A child inspects debris blown against a fence at the scene of a car bombing near an outdoor market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. Iraq, Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. The car bomb tore through an outdoor fruit and vegetable market on Thursday, killing at least nine people in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

    A child inspects debris blown against a fence at the scene of a car bombing near an outdoor market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. Iraq, Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. The car bomb tore through an outdoor fruit and vegetable market on Thursday, killing at least nine people in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather at the scene of a car bombing near an outdoor market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. Iraq, Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. The car bomb tore through an outdoor fruit and vegetable market on Thursday, killing at least nine people in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

    People gather at the scene of a car bombing near an outdoor market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. Iraq, Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. The car bomb tore through an outdoor fruit and vegetable market on Thursday, killing at least nine people in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather at the scene of a car bombing near an outdoor market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. Iraq, Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. The car bomb tore through a  market on Thursday, killing at least nine people in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

    People gather at the scene of a car bombing near an outdoor market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. Iraq, Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. The car bomb tore through a market on Thursday, killing at least nine people in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

Iraqi officials say a car bombing in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad has killed at least eight people.

A police officer said Thursday the explosives-laden car was parked near an outdoor fruit and vegetable market. He said six civilians and two policemen were killed, while at least 15 other people were wounded.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

No one immediately claimed the attack, but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has carried out a string of bombings in the Iraqi capital over the past week, killing nearly 100 people.