Written by Staff Writer
03 Jul, 2016 | 2:28 pm
At least 79 people have been killed and 131 injured in an explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
A car bomb exploded near a restaurant and shopping area in the central district of Karrada late on Saturday.
The street was busy with shoppers after sundown in the holy month of Ramadan, which ends this week.
A second bomb exploded later in a predominantly Shia area north of the capital, killing another five people.
The bombings, among the deadliest in Iraq this year, come a week after Iraqi security forces recaptured the city of Falluja from Islamic State (IS) militants.
Authorities say the city was used as a launching pad for attacks on Baghdad by IS.
Source : BBC
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