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Iraq: 125 confirmed dead in double Baghdad bombing

8 03.07.2016 Инфо

At least 125 people were killed after two bombs went off in a crowded commercial shopping area in Baghdad early on Sunday, it is feared that the death toll will rise as bodies are expected to be buried under the debris.
A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the central district of Karrada late on Saturday, the area, which is largely Shia, was busy with shoppers when the explosion was detonated. A second bomb exploded several hours later in an again mainly Shia area to the north of the city.
There was no immediate claim to responsibility for the attacks, but the so-called Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) claimed they were behind the bombings in an online statement. IS has launched attacks in the city's Shiite neighbourhoods previously.