Baghdad: 6 dead, 8 wounded in minibus bombing

A bomb tore through a minibus Thursday in a predominantly Shi'ite commercial district in Baghdad, killing at least four people and wounding seven, police said. The explosion struck at noon in the busy commercial district of Karradah, which has been hit by several bombings in recent weeks as insurgents try to maximize the number of people killed before a planned US-security crackdown. Police said six people were killed and eight were wounded in the blast, less than a week after a suicide car bombing devastated the area, killing some 30 people.