At least 35 people were killed after an ISIS-affiliated bomber struck a crowded market in the populated neighborhood of Sadr City, in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Iran PressMiddle East: The bombing in the neighbourhood of Sadr City on Monday also injured more than 60 people, with a number of them in critical condition, according to the Iraqi police.

The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, the Nasheer news agency related to ISIS said on Telegram.

The blast happened a day before the Eid al Adha holiday when the market was busy with shoppers looking for gifts and groceries.

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held an urgent meeting with top security commanders to discuss the Daesh-claimed attack in Iraq's Sadr City eastern Baghdad.

Hospital sources said the death toll could rise as some of the wounded were in critical condition.


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