"The blast destroyed several shops and many stalls, while some nearby civilian vehicles were also damaged, the source added."
Baghdad, June 15 - At least nine people were killed and 21 injured Sunday in a bomb blast at a marketplace in Baghdad capital city, a police source said.

The attack occurred around noon when a roadside bomb went off at a crowded popular market in Baghdad's Bab al-Sharji area, the source told Xinhua.

The blast destroyed several shops and many stalls, while some nearby civilian vehicles were also damaged, the source added.

Iraq is witnessing some of its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of about 9,000 Iraqis have been killed till date, the highest death toll in years.


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