Car bomb in eastern Baghdad kills 12, IS claims responsibility

08 Jan, 2017 2:18 pm

BAGHDAD – A car bomb blast killed at least 12 people and wounded 50 others at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

The explosion hit the mainly Shi’ite district of Jamila, the sources said.

Islamic State claimed a suicide bomb attack that police and medics said killed 13 people at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday.

The group said in an online statement that a suicide car bomber had detonated his explosives in the Jamila area.

A series of attacks in the Iraqi capital and other cities in just over a week has killed dozens of people.

Several have been claimed by Islamic State, which is coming under increasing pressure from a U.S.-backed offensive in Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq. -Reuters

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