At least 10 people have been killed and 28 others injured in a suicide attack in a Shia district in eastern Baghdad.

The lone bomber detonated himself around a gathering of construction workers on a commercial street in al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, a police official said on Tuesday.

The powerful blast also damaged a series of shops and vehicles.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to release the information, and said the death toll could climb further.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) have previously launched similar attacks in the past.

The attack comes three days after 11 people were killed in an attack in the city of Tikrit in north of Baghdad.

Source: Agencies