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Scores dead as truck bomb rips through Baghdad market

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At least 55 people have been killed and 200 others injured in a massive truck bomb attack in Baghdad, police and sources have told Al Jazeera. The attack on Thursday morning took place in a crowded vegetable market in Sadr City, a Shia district in the northeast of the Iraqi capital.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom, reporting from Baghdad, described the attack as devastating and said the death toll was expected to rise.

“We are being told that a suicide bomber drove into the busy market and detonated himself,” our correspondent said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the latest attacks, but the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has carried out a series of attacks in Shia neighbourhoods since late last year. Iraq is experiencing an upsurge in instability with the government struggling to contend with the ISIL group. Al Jazeera


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1 comment

  1. look at the other reports……here for this story onloy 4 short "clinical" paragraphs…..aaah oh yes…. this for 15 years have been small fry…and no big deal…. its only mostly the "shia"……the real troubles are only in ,,,,,syria….he^re gotalla dont our folk learn? afghanistan…iraq…libya…syria….yemen…do you think "sunnis" are exempt from their ultimate plan to raze the whole middle east to save israel? evenh the saudis will only be tolerated until they outlive their "term"…

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