Car bomb kills 10 in Shiite district of Baghdad

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Associated Press

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Updated Sunday, Apr 27 at 11:01 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb has killed 10 people at an outdoor market in a Shiite district of the Iraqi capital.

Police officials say more than 20 others were killed when the bomb exploded at a fruit and vegetable market in Sadr city.

Hospital officials confirmed the death toll. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Also today, a government spokesman says security forces ambushed a convoy of fuel tankers trying to illegally enter Iraq from Syria, killing at least eight drivers. The Interior Ministry spokesman says intelligence reports suggest the convoy was aiming to supply an al-Qaida spin-off group.

The group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has been controlling areas in Iraq's Anbar province since December along with other Sunni insurgent groups. Since then, government forces and allied Sunni tribal militia have been trying to dislodge the militants from parts of the provincial capital, Ramadi, and the nearby town of Fallujah, but have made no significant progress.

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