A parked car exploded near a Shiite mosque in the southern city of Hillah on , killing at least five people and wounding nearly three dozen.
The blast occurred just after 9 p.m. near a market outside the mosque, provincial police said, giving the casualty toll.
Hillah, a Shiite city about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad, has been struck by some of the war's deadliest bombings, including a double suicide attack on March 6 that killed 194 people.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war