Death toll rises from "cowardly" Baghdad bombings

February 29, 2016 9:44 AM

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Death toll rises from "cowardly" Baghdad bombings

BAGHDAD -- In Iraq, the death toll from devastating back-to-back market bombings carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) the previous day in eastern Baghdad climbed to 73 on Monday, officials said.

Several of the critically wounded died overnight while 112 people remain in hospital, two police officials said. Also, at least five people were still missing after the blast that ripped through the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, followed by a suicide bombing amid the crow...

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