Car bomb outside coffee shop kills 2, wounds 11 in Baghdad
The blast took place at around 9 p.m. local time (1800 GMT) on Saturday in Baghdad’s southwestern neighborhood of al-Shurta al-Rabaa, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi government said on Saturday that the number of people killed in attacks nearly halved in August compared to the previous month.
According to figures compiled by the ministries of health, interior and defense, 164 people died last month — 90 civilians, 35 police and 39 soldiers.
Government data said 260 people were wounded — 120 civilians, 80 police and 60 soldiers. It also showed that 26 militants were killed and 90 arrested.
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