Security and medical authorities in Iraq say at least 17 people were killed and 35 others injured in a car bomb attack that targeted a group of Shia Muslim pilgrims in a residential neighborhood in the capital, Baghdad.
Security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the attack took place in Baghdad’s southeastern commercial neighborhood of Nahrawan on Saturday morning as they were heading to Baghdad’s northern neighborhood of Kadhimiya for a pilgrimmage.
The sources added that the death toll is expected to rise as some of the wounded are in critical condition.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
On Friday, a civilian lost his life and six others suffered injuries when a bomb attack struck a commercial district in the al-Obeidi neighborhood of eastern Baghdad.
Elsewhere in the Adl neighborhood of western Baghdad, a civilian was killed when an explosive device, which had been attached beneath his car, went off.
Unidentified armed men also shot and killed a police officer in the town of Tarmiyah, situated about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad, in the early hours of Friday.