Baghdad car bomb kills at least seven: Officials

BAGHDAD (AFP) - A car bomb in the Iraqi capital killed at least seven people and wounded 23 on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

The bomb exploded in a mobile phone market in Al-Husseiniyah in east Baghdad, they said, bringing the toll since Tuesday from a country-wide wave of violence to 125 dead and 268 wounded.

Violence in Iraq has fallen significantly from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, killing 271 people last month, according to Agence France-Presse figures based on security and medical sources.

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