BAGHDAD, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Two car bombings rattled Baghdad's Shiite bastion of Sadr city on Sunday evening, killing at least 17 people and wounding 75 others, the Iraqi Interior Ministry source said.
The first car bomb exploded near a popular cafe in a main intersection of Sadr city, leaving 13 dead and 32 wounded, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The blast damaged the cafe and several nearby buildings, he added.
The second car bombing happened in Ur district of Sadr City and led to the death of four people and 43 wounded.
Earlier in the night, four car bombings rocked different Shiite neighbourhoods in Baghdad, killing at least 16 people and wounding 77 others.
A series of bombs and gunfire attacks across Iraq earlier in the day killed at least 52 Iraqis and wounded more than 200 others, in what appeared to be an attempt by insurgent groups to destabilize the country and undermine confidence in the Iraqi government.