Iraqi officials say a car bomb went off on Monday near two government offices in central Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 50.
Two police officials say the explosives-rigged car was parked near an office for Shia Muslim religious affairs and the city’s health department in the Bab al-Muadham area.
The explosion damaged nearby buildings and cars. It occurred at about 11 a.m. local time.
A doctor in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to release information.