Huge truck bomb in Baghdad market kills dozens

Aug 13, 2015 7:40 AM by Cheryl Wengren

BAGHDAD (AP) - The death toll is rising following a massive truck bomb blast in Baghdad, with at least 62 people confirmed dead.

The attack happened this morning in a crowded market in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City.

Police say another 125 people were wounded. On officer says the market is especially crowded on Thursdays as people stock up on food for the weekend.

The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for the attack.


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