Iraqi police say a car bomb has killed at least 13 people in Baghdad.

They say several other people were wounded in Thursday's explosion in a mostly Shi'ite neighborhood of the Iraqi capital.

The blast comes a day after a car bombing near a Shi'ite mosque in the town of Howaider killed 26 people.

Earlier Thursday, a roadside bomb killed an American soldier outside of Baghdad.

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