Bombing at market near Baghdad kills seven: officials

Iraqis gather on July 7, 2016 next to banners of condolences at a memorial for the victims of a bombing which claimed the lives of over 200 people in Baghdad's Karrada neighbourhoodA suicide bombing at a market near Baghdad killed at least seven people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a series of deadly attacks in and around the capital. The suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at a wholesale vegetable market northeast of the city, also wounding at least 29 people, security and medical officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State jihadist group frequently carries out suicide bombings targeting civilians.

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