BAGHDAD, Iraq (CBS) -- At least three people were killed and 14 others were wounded in a car bomb attack targeting civilians in Baghdad on Thursday (January 10).
Authorities said the blast took place near a bus terminal in Baghdad's Hurriya district.
Tensions between Shi'ite, Kurdish and Sunni factions in Iraq's power-sharing government have been on the rise this year. Militants strike almost daily and have staged at least one big attack a month.
The latest violence followed more than a week of protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by thousands of people from the minority Sunni community.