Car bombs kill 94 in Baghdad districts, IS claims responsibility

(From AFP)

Three car bombs in Baghdad, including a huge blast at a market in a Shiite area, killed at least 94 people, the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital this year.

A bulldozer clears the wreckage following a car bomb attack in Sadr City

A bulldozer clears the wreckage following a car bomb attack in Sadr City

The attacks, all claimed by the Islamic State group, came with the government locked in a political crisis that some have warned could undermine the fight against the jihadists.

The worst bombing struck the frequently targeted Sadr City area of northern Baghdad at about 10 am (0700 GMT), killing at least 64 people, officials said.

The blast set nearby shops on fire and left debris including the charred, twisted remains of a vehicle in the street.

Dozens of angry people gathered at the scene of the bombing, blaming the government for the carnage.

“The state is in a conflict over (government positions) and the people are the victims,” said a man named Abu Ali. “The politicians are behind the explosion.” Read More



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