Iraqi officials say a powerful car bomb ripped through a busy Baghdad street Wednesday, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 70 others.
Authorities say the blast took place near several restaurants in the mainly Shi'ite neighborhood of Shula, in the capital's northwest. The car was parked at the time of the explosion.
Witnesses say many of the victims were dining at the restaurants and shopping at nearby stores when the attack took place.
The blast was the biggest bombing in Iraq since April 29th, when more than 50 people were killed in bombings in Shi'ite districts in Baghdad.
April was one of the deadliest months in Iraq this year, with 355 Iraqis reported killed in attacks.