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IS claims deadly Baghdad shopping street bombing

A member of Iraqi security forces stands guard on March 26, 2016 south of the capital BaghdadIslamic State jihadists claimed a bomb attack in central Baghdad that officials said killed at least six people as it ripped through a busy shopping district early on Sunday, setting stores ablaze. The blast in the Karrada area, where many people go to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, also wounded at least 20 people, the officials said. The Islamic State group claimed one of its suicide bombers had launched the attack targeting a gathering of Shiites, giving a far higher toll of 40 dead and 80 wounded, according to the SITE monitoring group.

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