Five killed in Baghdad car bombing

Baghdad, Jan 5 (IANS) At least five people were killed and seven others injured in a car bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad on Thursday.

The blast occurred when a booby-trapped car ripped through a popular marketplace at the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of al-Obeidi, Xinhua news agency reported.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. But the Islamic State militant group, in most cases, is believed responsible for bombings targeting Iraqi security forces and crowded areas across the country.