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12 killed in car bomb blast in Iraq

At least 12 people were killed and 41 others were injured in a car bomb explosion in Iraq capital Baghdad, a police source said.

The attack took place on Monday when a booby-trapped car ripped through a crowded market in Baghdad’s Shiite district of al-Ameen, the source told Xinhua.

The blast destroyed many stalls, nearby shops and cars, the source said.

The Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack.