Car bomb kills 8 in Baghdad market

AAP

A car bomb parked in a shopping street of a Shi'ite district of Baghdad has killed at least eight people and wounded more than 30 others on Sunday, police and medical staff say.

The Sunday bombing, which hit the Hurriya district, came as Iraqi security forces are engaged in an offensive to take back Mosul, Islamic State's last major city stronghold in Iraq.

It wasn't clear if there was a suicide driver in the car.