IS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 75

Iraqi women walk past a damaged building at the site of a suicide car bombing that was claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad, on July 3, 2016A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 75 people in a Baghdad shopping district in the early hours of Sunday, the deadliest single attack in the capital this year. The blast, which ripped through a street in the Karrada area where many people go to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, came after IS lost one of the last two cities it held in the country. IS issued a statement claiming the suicide car bombing, saying it was carried out by an Iraqi as part of the group’s “ongoing security operations”.

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