Death toll from bombing in Baghdad's Sadr City rises to 50, sources say

by Reuters
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 09:16 GMT

BAGHDAD, May 11 (Reuters) - The death toll from a car bomb claimed by Islamic State in the Iraqi capital's Sadr City district rose to 50, police and hospital sources said on Wednesday.

At least 60 others were wounded in the blast and many remained in critical condition, they added. The attack hit a crowded market during rush hour in a predominately Shi'ite Muslim area of eastern Baghdad. (Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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