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Car bomb in Shi'ite area of Baghdad kills seven-police

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Reuters

A car bomb killed seven people on Sunday (August 24) in a mostly Shi'ite area of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

Police said the car bomb exploded in a commercial area of the Shu'ala district in northwest Baghdad.

Islamic State Sunni militants, which have declared a 'caliphate' in swathes of Iraq and Syria that it controls and threaten to march on Baghdad, have claimed several Baghdad bombings in the past. They believe Shi'ites are infidels who deserve to be killed.

The al Qaeda spin-off Islamic State's sudden rise has worsened Sunni-Shi'ite sectarian tensions in Iraq, raising fears that the country will relapse into civil war resembling the one that peaked in 2006-2007.