Car Bomb Kills 120

By John Lee.

A car bomb has killed an estimated 120 people and injured at least 130 at a busy market in the predominantly Shia town of Khan Bani Saad, north of the Baghdad.

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) group has said it was behind the attack, adding that one of its members drove three tonnes of explosives into a crowd.

It was one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq in the past 10 years.

According to a report from BBC News, the Diyala provincial authorities have declared three days of mourning and cancelled festivities for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

(Source: BBC News)

(Terrorism image via Shutterstock)

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