Car bomb kills 5, wounds 18 in Iraq capital: sources

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Posted: Jan 24, 2012 12:29 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a group of laborers in a mainly Shi'ite area of Iraq's capital on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding 18 others, police and hospital sources said.

The blast occurred in the northeastern Sadr City area of Baghdad as workers gathered to wait for jobs.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Aseel Kami; Editing by Louise Ireland)