A powerful suicide car bomb in a busy commercial district of Baghdad has killed at least 12 people, including five foreigners in a convoy of contractors rebuilding Iraq's power plants.
Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said terrorists are trying to prevent the transfer of power and sovereignty on June 30th.
Two British nationals, an American, and a Frenchman were among those killed. Dozens of people were wounded.
After the blast, some angry Iraqis gathered around the scene, dancing and chanting anti-American slogans.
The attack was the second deadly car bomb explosion in two days in the Iraqi capital. On Sunday, another suicide car bombing killed 12 Iraqis.
Meanwhile, the U.S.-led coalition released hundreds of more prisoners from Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.