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Iraq mourns 119 killed in Baghdad car bombing

Iraqi men mourn over bodies after they lost five members of their family in a suicide bombing in Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada, during their funeral in Najaf on July 3, 2016Iraq begins three days of national mourning on Monday for almost 120 people killed by a suicide bombing in a busy Baghdad shopping district claimed by Islamic State jihadists, the deadliest attack in the capital this year. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced three days of national mourning for the victims as he visited the site of the attack, and his office said he had vowed to “punish” the perpetrators. The attack came a week after Iraqi security forces recaptured Fallujah from IS, leaving Mosul as the only Iraqi city under the jihadist group’s control.

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