No fewer than four people have been reported to have died and 17 others injured in a car bomb attack in the Sadr City area of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police and medical sources said on Thursday.
An Iraqi military declaration stated the explosion had killed one civilian, injured 12 others and set many vehicles on fire. Medici in Sadr City set the death toll at four.
The Street Reporters Newspaper gathered that five cars were also destroyed in the car bomb blast, the military Security Media Cell reported.
The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a police station in Baghdad, police said.
Black smoke rose from the market, and ambulances rushed to rescue the injured, the Reuters news agency reported, citing witnesses. Police said the explosion soon cordoned off.