Car bomb explodes in Baghdad; 33 dead, 72 wounded

A car bomb exploded in a popular market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing 15 people and wounding more than a dozen others, police said. The bomb exploded around 9:15 a.m. in Sadr City, said police Lt. Mohammed Khayoun. Police were still counting the number of casualties from the blast. Hours earlier in the same area, US and Iraqi army units raided a series of homes, killing at least one civilian and arresting seven others, police said. The operation ended before daybreak.