ISIS claims suicide car blast that killed 20 in Baghdad

People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in New Baghdad, on July 22, 2015.
People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in New Baghdad, on July 22, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants claimed responsibility on Thursday for a suicide car bombing in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of Baghdad that killed at least 20 people the day before.

In a statement posted online, the Sunni militant group said it had targeted a security checkpoint in the al-Shurta al-Rabaa neighbourhood.