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Blast in Iraqi Capital Kills at Least 35


Iraqi officials say a powerful car bomb ripped through a busy Baghdad street Wednesday, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 70.

Authorities say the parked car exploded near several restaurants in the mainly Shi'ite neighborhood of Shula, in the capital's northwest.

Witnesses say many of the victims were dining at the restaurants and shopping at nearby stores when the attack took place. Women and children were reported to be among those killed.

The blast was the biggest bombing in Iraq since April 29th, when more than 50 people were killed in bombings in Shi'ite districts in Baghdad.

April was a deadly month in Iraq, with 355 Iraqis reported killed in attacks.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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