Agence France-PresseOctober 12, 2013 12:16
A car bomb exploded in a crowded street in a city north of the Iraqi capital on Saturday, killing 13 people and wounding 32, police and a doctor said.
The dead included seven women and a six-year-old child, the doctor said.
The blast in Samarra came as people shopped ahead of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, which begins on Tuesday.
It is the biggest Muslim holiday of the year.
Militants seeking to cause maximum casualties frequently bomb places in Iraq where crowds of people gather, including shopping districts, markets, cafes and mosques.