Middle East

Iraq: Deadly car bomb strikes Shia cafe in Baghdad

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At least nine people have been killed and more than 27 injured by a car bomb in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The bomb went off near a cafe in a Shia area of the largely Sunni Dora district of south-western Baghdad.

Levels of violence in Iraq have fallen since the peak of sectarian violence in 2006-07, but militants still carry out almost daily attacks.

No group has said it was behind blast, but it comes days after the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Security services in Iraq and elsewhere have been on heightened alert because of the fear of reprisal attacks.

The US is preparing to withdraw all its troops from Iraq by the end of the year.