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Iraq officials: Car bomb on busy commercial street in Baghdad kills 17 people, wounds 35.

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BAGHDAD — Iraqi police officials say a car bomb on a busy commercial street in Baghdad has killed at least 17 people and wounded 35.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Islamic State group militants stand with a captured Iraqi Army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq.  The Syrian foreign ministry said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 that Washington informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, attacks that activists said inflicted casualties among jihadi fighters and civilians on the ground.(AP Photo)
FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Islamic State group militants stand with a captured Iraqi Army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The Syrian foreign ministry said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 that Washington informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, attacks that activists said inflicted casualties among jihadi fighters and civilians on the ground.(AP Photo)

The officials say the car detonated in the eastern Sadr City neighborhood.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures.

All of the officials spoke anonymously as they are not authorized to brief the media.

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