Baghdad car bomb kills nine, wounds 13

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A car bomb killed nine people and wounded 13 in the Bayaa district of southern Baghdad today, police said.

The bomb exploded in a car parked on a busy commercial street in Bayaa, a mainly Shi'ite area, police said, adding the death toll could rise.

Violence in Iraq has dropped to four-year lows, but militants still carry out bombings and other attacks almost daily.