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A car bomb in a busy Shiite area of eastern Baghdad killed at least 11 people on Tuesday, according to local officials. The blast, which wounded 31 others, is the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital. (Aug. 26)

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Baghdad, Iraq - August 26, 2014

1. Various of burnt-out cars, onlookers and troops in Shiite area of eastern Baghdad

2. Various close shots of burnt-out cars

3. Close of steering wheel inside burnt-out car

4. Crater in road caused by explosion

5. Onlookers and troops standing around crater

6. Various of firefighter spraying water at scene of explosion

7. Burnt out car on tow truck

8. Wide of blast scene

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A car bomb in a busy Shiite area of eastern Baghdad killed at least 11 people on Tuesday, according to local officials.

The blast, which wounded 31 others, is the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the Shiite-led government struggles to dislodge Sunni militants from areas in the country's west and north.

The explosives-laden car went off during the morning rush hour in the main commercial area of the New Baghdad district.

It was parked close to outdoor pet and vegetable markets and a traffic police office, a police officer said.

Local residents expressed anger at the continued explosions in Baghdad and other areas of Iraq.

Abu Saeed, who witnessed Tuesday's explosion, said: "What crime have we committed?"

The explosion came a day after attacks in Shiite areas in several cities, including Baghdad, killed at least 58 people, among them 15 worshippers who died in a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the same New Baghdad neighborhood where Tuesday's car bomb struck.

Iraq has faced a growing Sunni insurgency since early this year as the Islamic State, an al-Qaida-breakaway group, and allied militants have taken over areas in the country's west and north.

The Islamic State captured large swathes of territory in western and northern Iraq in a lightning offensive earlier this year.

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