File image - Civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Kamaliya, Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq - Car bombs mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

The bombs in Kadhimiyah and Sadr City in north Baghdad, Saidiyah in the south and Mashtal and Baghdad Jadida in the east also wounded at least 45 people, the officials said.

The sound of explosions could be heard in central Baghdad.

Violence in Iraq has fallen from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, killing more than 200 people in each of the first four months of this year. - Sapa-AFP