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Iraq attack: Bombing at Baghdad market kills Eid shoppers

At least 30 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a bomb attack on a busy market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, security sources say.

The device exploded in the al-Wuhailat market, in the northern Sadr City area, as families prepared for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday.

It was the deadliest bombing in Baghdad in six months.

The Islamic State group (IS) claimed it was behind the blast, saying one of its members detonated an explosive vest.

The Iraqi government declared victory in its war against the Sunni Muslim jihadist group at the end of 2017.

However, sleeper cells continue to wage a low-level insurgency in the country.


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