Market truck bomb kills dozens in a Baghdad food market

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in the dense Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, killing scores of People. “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for the blast in an online statement.

At least 76 people were killed and 200 wounded in the attack on Thursday. The truck detonated in the Jameela market in the Iraqi capital’s crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn, according to two local police officers. Some of the wounded were listed as in critical condition, Al Sumaria television reported, with the death toll likely to rise.

The “Islamic State” (“IS”) released an online statement in which the Sunni Muslim militant group said it had targeted the army and militia fighters in the Shiite neighbourhood.

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Source News: DW