Baghdad: A truck bomb ripped through a market in a Shiite-majority area of north Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 33 people, security and medical officials said. The early morning blast in the Sadr City area also wounded at least 74 people, the officials said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State jihadist group frequently targets Shiites, whom it considers to be heretics. IS overran large parts of Iraq in June 2014, and Iraqi forces are battling to drive the jihadists back with support from a US-led coalition and Iran.
Update at 1.40 pm: According to AFP, the terror group IS has claimed the responsibility of attack in Baghdad