VID: Baghdad Bombing Casualties Risen over 213 Killed, 200 Wounded

Mon Jul 4, 2016 13:02:08

At least 213 people were killed in Sunday's Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL , IS and Daesh) group, officials said, making it one of the deadliest ever terrorists attacks in Iraq.

The suicide car bombing, which ripped through a crowded shopping area and sparked infernos in nearby buildings, also wounded more than 200 people, security and medical officials told AFP on Monday.

The area in the capital's Karrada district was crowded with people shopping ahead of the holiday marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed "punishment" for those responsible, and his office declared three days of mourning for the victims of the attack.


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