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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 17:15
Car Bombing At Baghdad Market Kills Dozens
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A car bomb at a crowded Baghdad market has killed at least 64 people, in one of the worst recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.

At least 87 others were wounded in the blast, in the Shia Muslim district of Sadr City during the morning rush hour.

So-called Islamic State said it had carried out the attack.

Many of the victims included women and children, Iraqi police and medical sources said. Several of the injured were said to be in critical condition.

The blast damaged nearby buildings and other vehicles.

In an online statement, IS said it targeted Shia militiamen.

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