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Sunday, 03 July 2016 - 13:24
At least 82 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings
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Police and medical sources revealed today that at least 82 people were killed and 200 injured in two bombings that hit Baghdad around last midnight, nearly all of them in a blast targeting a busy shopping area as they celebrated Ramadan.

A truck laden with explosives blew up at Karrada in central Baghdad, killing 80 people and injuring at least 200.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement circulated online by supporters of the ultra-hard line Sunni group.

It said the blast was a suicide bombing.

Police said the toll could rise as more bodies could be lying under the rubble of devastated buildings.

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