Islamic State Bombing of Shiite Area in Baghdad Kills 29

May 11, 2016 9:13 AM

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Islamic State Bombing of Shiite Area in Baghdad Kills 29

BAGHDAD — An explosives-laden car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens in an attack that was swiftly claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

Shortly after the explosion, one of the deadliest recently in the Iraqi capital, the Sunni extremist group — which sees Shiite Muslims as apostates — said it was behind the assault. IS said the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, but Iraqi officials denied that.

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