Thomson Reuters Posted: Jul 03, 2016 5:29 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 03, 2016 5:29 AM ET
More than 82 people were killed and 200 injured in two bombings that hit Baghdad around midnight Saturday, nearly all of them in a blast targeting a busy shopping area as they celebrated Ramadan, police and medical sources said Sunday.
A truck-refrigerator packed with explosives blew up in Karrada, killing 80 people and injuring at least 200.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement circulated online by supporters of the ultra-hard line Sunni group. It said the blast was a suicide bombing.
The statement said the group had deliberately targeted Shia Muslims.
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