Iraq mourns victims of Baghdad car bombing

Iraq mourns victims of Baghdad car bombing

Iraq mourns victims of Baghdad car bombing

Written by Staff Writer

04 Jul, 2016 | 11:58 am

The Iraqi government has declared three days of national mourning after a huge bomb in the capital Baghdad killed at least 125 people and wounded about 150.

The blast hit the Karrada district early Sunday as the area was packed with shoppers ahead of this week’s holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Rescuers said whole families had been wiped out and many victims were burned beyond recognition.

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it carried out the suicide attack.

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