Iraq blast kills nine

Damascus, Jan 13: At least nine people were killed and several injured in a car bomb blast at a bus station in central Baghdad, BBC reported.

The blast occurred Sunday morning outside the station in the Allawi area, police said.

Last Thursday, a suicide bomber had blown himself up among army recruits in the same area, killing 23 people.

According to the UN, 2013 was the deadliest year for five years, with more than 8,800 people killed.

No group has yet admitted carrying out the bus station attack.

IANS