More carnage in the Iraqi capital. Two civilians have been killed and 13 others injured in the mainly Shi’ite Karrada district in central Baghdad.
A bomb exploded in a vehicle as it drove by a shopping area, witnesses claim police were the target of the attack.
More than two dozen people have died across the city so far on Thursday as the surge in violence continues.
Wednesday saw at least 28 people lose their lives amid fears that Iraq is sliding back into full-blown sectarian conflict.
Since the start of April more than 1,100 people have been killed.
It is the worst wave of violence to hit the scarred country since the sectarian conflict of 2006-2007 claimed thousands of lives.