The death toll for a car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has risen to 50 people, while a further 60 are believed to have been wounded.
The death toll for a car bomb attack in Baghdad has risen to more than 50 people. A further 60 people were wounded in the attack in the Iraqi capital, police and hospital sources said.
The SUV packed with explosives went off near a beauty salon in a bustling market at rush hour in Sadr City. Most of the victims were women and many of the wounded are in critical condition, the sources said.
Amaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, said a suicide bomber had targeted Shi’ite militia fighters.
The ultra-hardline Sunni jihadist group, which considers Shi’ites apostates, claimed a twin suicide bombing in Sadr City in February that killed 70 people.