updated 9/12/2005 1:21:04 PM ET 2005-09-12T17:21:04

A huge car bomb exploded outside a popular restaurant in Baghdad's upscale Mansour neighborhood Monday night, witnesses said. Hospital officials reported at least one person was killed and 17 were wounded.

A doctor at Yarmouk Hospital said most of the victims were women.

The last major car bombing in the capital was Thursday, when a black BMW exploded as a convoy carrying U.S. security contractors drove past.

That blast, near the heavily fortified Sadir Hotel where the security men lived, sent a huge plume of smoke into the sky in Baghdad's busy Karradah neighborhood, a main shopping and commercial district. Three passers-by were injured.

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