An explosive charge went off on Tuesday near a shopping area in al-Furat district in western Baghdad, leaving five persons killed and injured.
In statements on Tuesday, a government source said the explosion ripped through a number of shops in al-Furat district, killing one person and injuring four others.
Police troops cordoned off the scene of the blast and the injured were moved to the hospital to receive treatment.
The Iraqi capital has been hit by a wave of security uncertainty over the past period.
Earlier in the day two explosions took place in various districts in the capital.