Iraq attack: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35

Iraq attack: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35

At least 35 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a busy square in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources say.

Sixty-one other people were injured by the blast in the predominantly Shia Muslim eastern district of Sadr City.

It is not known who was responsible, but so-called Islamic State has carried out similar attacks in the past.

The jihadist group said it was behind two suicide bombings at a market in the city on Saturday that killed 28 people.

Its self-styled news agency, Amaq, said the target of those attacks were Shia, whom it regards as apostates.


The security sources told the BBC that Monday's attack targeted daily labourers waiting for work at the 55th intersection in Sadr City.

Three policemen were among those killed, they added.



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