ISIS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 75: Officials

Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad.
Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad. PHOTO: TWITTER
Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad.
Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad.PHOTO: TWITTER
Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad.
Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad.PHOTO: TWITTER

BAGHDAD (REUTERS, AFP) - An Islamic State group (ISIS) suicide bomber killed at least 75 people in a busy Baghdad shopping district in the early hours of Sunday (July 3), officials said, in the deadliest single attack in the capital this year.  

The blast, which ripped through a street in the Karrada area where many people go to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, also wounded more than 130 people, the officials said. 

Iraqi forces last month dislodged Islamic State militants from Falluja, their stronghold just west of the capital that served as a launch pad for such attacks.