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At Least 30 Dead in Iraq Suicide Bomb Attack

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Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Jan 2, 2017.

Iraqi police and hospital officials say at least 30 people were killed and about 25 others injured Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden pickup truck in a busy market area in Baghdad.

Islamic State claimed responsibility, claiming through the Amaq news agency the "martrydom operation" had killed the victims.

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Jan 2, 2017.
Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Jan 2, 2017.

Many of the dead are day laborers who were waiting for jobs.

The bomber detonated the explosives at a fruit and vegetable market in Baghdad's eastern Sadr City district, a mostly Shi'ite neighborhood that has been the target of repeated attacks.

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