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Jun 2, 10:27 AM EDT

Car bomb near restaurant kills 6 people in Iraqi capital



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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a car bomb has struck near a restaurant in the capital, Baghdad, killing six people.

Police officials say the car went off inside the parking lot of the Qadouri restaurant in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday afternoon. Among the six people killed was a traffic policeman.

The explosion also wounded 13 people and damaged several buildings and cars in the area, which was quickly sealed off by security forces.

Medical officials confirmed the death toll. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Baghdad sees near-daily bombings mainly targeting security forces, government officials and the country's Shiite majority.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack. The Islamic State group has claimed scores of similar attacks in the past.

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