Iraq Blasts Hit Shi'ite Areas

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After sunset on Sunday (September 16) a packed car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad's eastern Shi'ite district of Al Mashtal, killing at least five people and wounding 17, police said. At around the same time, a bomb in a street cafe in the Al Shuala Shi'ite neighbourhood of northern Baghdad killed two and wounded ten others. A wave of car bombs and shootings across Iraq killed at least 36 people on Sunday, police sources said.