4 Killed, 20 Wounded in Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least four people were killed and some 20 others wounded on Thursday in a car bomb explosion targeting Iraqi army recruits in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source said.
The attack occurred before noon when a car bomb detonated at a recruitment center at an army base at the edge of the abandoned al- Muthanna airport in central Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The blast ripped through a crowd of young men who were gathered at the center to sign up for the Iraqi army, the source said.
The toll could rise as ambulances and military vehicles evacuated many of the wounded to different hospitals in the city, the source added, Xinhua reported.
Iraq is witnessing its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 8,868 Iraqis were killed in 2013, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, which is the highest annual death toll for years.