Published time: 11 May, 2016 09:25Edited time: 11 May, 2016 09:31
A car bombing attack in Baghdad claimed by Islamic State killed at least 50 people and injured dozens of others, Reuters reports citing hospital and police sources. The car bomb set of in a Shiite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital.
An SUV rigged with explosives was parked near a beauty salon in a busy market in the Sadr City neighborhood, Iraqi police reported.
The bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber, a media outlet that sympathizes with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) reported.
The blast killed over 20 people on the spot while others succumbed to their wounds shortly after. At least 60 people were injured by the blast, and many remain in critical condition.
IS targeted Sadr City in February in a twin bombing attack, which claimed the lives of 70 people.
Source: RT World