MEP: At least 39 people were killed and 63 wounded when a suicide car bomb attack targeted a densely-populated neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday, police and hospital officials said.
Many of the victims were daily laborers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City, a sprawling majority Shiite neighborhood in the northeast of the capital that has been repeatedly targeted.
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. However the Daesh (ISIS) terrorists regularly targets civilian areas in the heavily fortified Iraqi capital.
The attack comes as on Saturday 31 December 2016, 25 people were killed and 50 others wounded as twin blasts targeted a market in Baghdad’s al-Sinaq inside a busy market.
The ISIS terror group claimed responsibility for the blasts.