Baghdad car bomb kills 13, raises death toll to 70

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Iraqi security force members inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. Two car bombings in the southern city of Basra, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. Iraq has seen a spike of attacks, including bombings hitting both Sunni and Shiite civilian targets over the last week. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb in another Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad has killed 13 people.

The blast pushed the day's death toll from a deadly wave of bombings and shooting attacks across Iraq to 70.

The officials say the latest blast struck on Monday afternoon in a busy market in the Shaab Shiite neighborhood of the Iraqi capital. A police officer says 25 people wounded in the explosion.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.