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Dozens perish in Iraq
February 17, 2017
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BAGHDAD: A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in southern Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 45 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said.

Security sources said the vehicle which blew up on Thursday was parked in a crowded street full of garages and used car dealers, in Hayy Al Shurta in the southwest of the city.

“A terrorist car bomb attack struck near car dealerships in Bayaa and resulted in the deaths of 45 people,” a spokesman for the Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement.

An interior ministry official gave the same figure and said at least 60 people were also wounded.

He said the emergency services were struggling to cope with the scope of the attack, which ripped through the busy car market at around 4:15pm, and warned that the death toll may rise.

Daesh, which is on the defensive after losing control of eastern Mosul to a US-backed Iraqi military offensive, claimed responsibility for the bombing in an online statement.

Agence France-Presse

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