URGENT ¥¥¥ 29 killed in Iraq car bombs targeting Shiites: officials

A series of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two explosions at a popular bird market in Baghdad, killed at least 29 people and wounded 69 others on Friday, officials said.

Two car bombs struck in the north Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah, while two others were detonated in Shomali, a town south of the capital in mostly Shiite Babil province, the security and medical officials said.