Baghdad attack death toll above 200

Baghdad attack death toll above 200

World July 4, 2016 09:45

baghdad - The death toll has risen to at least 213. More than three hundred people were injured, as the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced on Monday as a result of the bomb attack in a busy shopping district in Baghdad.

A suicide bomber left in the night from Saturday to Sunday detonate truck loaded with explosives in the predominantly Shiite district of Karrada. Since many families with children were on the leg to shop for the end of Ramadan.

The extremist Sunni group Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group, underlining its ability to continue to carry out attacks, despite losing its stronghold Fallujah, which last month was captured by Iraqi government forces.
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