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Baghdad: At least 12 killed, 50 injured in suicide car bombing by Islamic State

The blast struck eastern Baghdad's Shiite district of Jamila. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. (Representative Image) Photograph: (AFP)

WION Baghdad Governorate, Iraq Jan 08, 2017, 07.30 AM (IST)

At least 12 killed and 50 injured in a car bomb blast at a vegetable market in Baghdad on Sunday, the police said. 

The Islamic State claimed the attack, saying in an online statement that a suicide car bomber had detonated his explosives in the Jamila area, Reuters reported.

Interior minister spokesman Saad Maan said, "A soldier at the gate of Jamila market opened fire on a suicide car bomb after noticing a suspect vehicle but the terrorist blew up his car," AFP reported. 

The blast struck eastern Baghdad's Shiite district of Jamila, Reuters quoted sources as saying. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as of now. 

In just over a week, Baghdad and other cities have experienced series of blasts, many orchestrated by the Islamic State. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)


 

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