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16 killed, 32 injured in bombing at Iraqi market

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Death toll climbs to 16 in Abu Sayda bombing
  • Bombing was in a predominantly Shiite town

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- The death toll climbed to 16 in Wednesday's bombing of an outdoor market in a predominantly Shiite town in Iraq's Diyala province, police said Thursday.

Another 32 people were wounded in the attack in Abu Sayda, north of Baghdad, including a number of women and children.

The bomb was in a parked car and exploded in the market, which includes a clinic and a Shiite mosque.

Overall violence in Iraq has dropped drastically over the past two years, compared with the height of the sectarian war in 2006 and 2007, but bombing attacks have continued.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.