BAGHDAD, Aug. 13 (UPI) — The Islamic State carried out a truck bombing on a mostly Shiite district of Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, killing at least 70 people and wounding at least 200.
The truck detonated on the Jamila market in the predominantly Shiite Muslim district of Baghdad’s north-eastern Sadr City at about 6 a.m. local time. The Islamic State took responsibility via social media, stating it launched the attack targeting Shiite militia members.
On Monday, an Islamic State attack killed at least 42 people and injured dozens more after two suicide car bombs detonated in a market near the city of Baquba, about 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq’s capital. Baquba is also a predominantly Shiite area.
In May and July, large vehicle bombs exploded outside two popular Baghdad hotels.