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Baghdad bomb kills 26, injures more than 190

Adil Al-khazali / AP

A wounded woman is helped at the scene following a bomb attack in Baghdad, June 4. A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a car outside Iraq's main religious affairs office for Shiite Muslims on Monday, tearing down part of the three-story building.

Adil Al-khazali / AP

A wounded man is helped from the scene after a bomb attack in Baghdad, June 4.

Mohammed Ameen / Reuters

Civil defense personnel work at the site of a collapsed building that was the target of a bomb attack in Baghdad June 4. A powerful car bomb exploded outside a Shiite Muslim administration office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding around 60 more, just days after six coordinated blasts rocked the Iraqi capital.

Reuters reports: The attacker targeted the Shi'ite Endowment - a government-run body that manages Shi'ite religious and cultural sites - leaving dead and wounded along a main street nearby and blasting part of its headquarters to rubble, police said.

"It was a powerful explosion, dust and smoke covered the area. At first I couldn't see anything, but then I heard screaming women and children," said policeman Ahmed Hassan, who was at a nearby police station when the bomb went off.

"We rushed with other police to help ... the wounded were scattered all around, and there were body parts on the main street," he said.  Full story.