BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group is vowing to carry out more attacks like the bombing that killed at least 67 people today in a popular food market in Baghdad.
The militant group says it chose the market because it's a gathering place for Shiite Muslims.
Police say the bomb was detonated in a refrigeration truck in Baghdad's crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn. They say more than 150 people were wounded in the attack at the market, the main center for food and produce sales in the Iraqi capital.
While near-daily attacks are common in the capital, death tolls have rarely reached this level for a single attack in Baghdad since the height of the country's brutal sectarian bloodshed in 2006 and 2007.