Truck Bomb in Baghdad Market Kills 76

At least 76 people were killed in a Baghdad food market after a massive truck bombed ripped through the area Thursday, reports said. Around 200 people were wounded in the blast in Sadr City, a district of Iraq’s capital, Reuters said.

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack.

The group frequently targets predominantly Shiite neighborhoods such as Sadr City, with the goal of sending a message to the Shiite-dominated government.

The Sunni militant group currently holds territory in about a third of Iraq.

Last month, an attack by the Islamic State group on a crowded marketplace in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province killed 115 people, including women and children, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the country in the past decade.

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