Photos: Dozens Dead In Iraq Blast Claimed By IS

By 02:26 Wed, 11 May 2016 Comments

[img]">A car bomb at a crowded Baghdad market has killed at least 64 people. It’s believed to be one of the worst recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.

At least 87 others were wounded in the blast in the Shia Muslim district of Sadr City during the morning rush hour. Islamic State (IS) have so far claimed the attack.

The Sunni Muslim group, which controls swathes of northern and western Iraq, has frequently targeted Shia, whom it considers heretics.

Many of the victims included women and children. Several of the injured were said to be in critical condition. An eyewitness told the Associated Press news agency that the bomb was in a pickup truck loaded with fruit and vegetables.Its driver parked the vehicle and quickly disappeared among the crowd, he said. More photos below...
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