Up to 6 killed, 37 wounded in Iraq bike bombing (UPDATE)
The death toll from a bike bomb explosion at a marketplace in south Baghdad on Sunday rose to six and 37 people were injured, a local police source said, Xinhua reported.
"Our latest report said that six were killed and 37 injured by the bike bombing in the town of Mussayab," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Earlier the source put the toll at five killed and 20 injured when a booby-trapped bicycle left at a crowded market in the town detonated at about 9:00 a.m. (0600 GMT).
Iraqi security forces have sealed off the area to secure the scene, while ambulances and civilian cars transported the victims to the town's hospital and medical centers, the source said.
The blast damaged several nearby stalls and shops, he added.
Mussayab, some 60 km south of Baghdad, is part of the once restive area, dubbed Triangle of Death, which is a cluster of towns scattered north of Hilla City, the capital of Babel province, some 100 km south of Baghdad.
Sporadic attacks continue in Iraq as part of recent deterioration in security which shaped a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country after more than three months of U.S. troops pullout of cities and towns.