'At least 60 killed, 200 wounded in Iraq's Sadr City bomb attack'

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Thursday, 13 August 2015


Reports say at least 60 people have been killed and 200 others wounded in a truck bomb attack in Iraq's Sadr City.

Iraqi police officials say the massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in the early morning hours.

Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the truck detonated in the Jameela market in Baghdad's crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn on Thursday.

The terrorist group, Daesh (ISIL), claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

In a message posted on an ISIL-affiliated Twitter account, the militant group said it targeted a Shia Muslim gathering with a parked, explosives-laden truck. They also vowed more attacks.

Reports say at least 60 people have been killed and 200 others wounded in a truck bomb attack in Iraq's Sadr City.

Iraqi police officials say the massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in the early morning hours.

Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the truck detonated in the Jameela market in Baghdad's crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn on Thursday.

The terrorist group, Daesh (ISIL), claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

In a message posted on an ISIL-affiliated Twitter account, the militant group said it targeted a Shia Muslim gathering with a parked, explosives-laden truck. They also vowed more attacks.

The market is the main one for produce and food in the Iraqi capital. People rushed to help the victims, carrying corpses in garbage bags and sending the wounded to local hospitals in ambulances or in personal cars.
The blast incinerated much of the market, leaving charred wooden market stalls and scattering fruits and vegetables far around it.

Fire trucks and ambulances were at the scene and firemen were dousing the still-smoldering complex with water long after the explosion. "On Thursdays the market is especially crowded because people come from the other provinces to stock up on food for the weekend," a police officer said.

He said the truck that set off the explosion was a refrigeration truck, so it was impossible to distinguish it from other trucks delivering produce to the market.

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