Car bomb strikes Hillah, killing 2, wounding 18

A car bomb in the southern city of Hillah on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded 18 others, a hospital official reported. The parked car exploded around 6 p.m., targeting a gathering of civilians on Imam Ali Street in central Hillah, 95 kilometers south of Baghdad, said Muthana Khalid, a spokesman for Babil provincial police.