At least 12 people killed in Baghdad bombing

A car bomb went off in a Baghdad market

At least 12 people killed in Baghdad bombing

Baghdad, Iraq | Image: Google Earth

A suicide bomber blew up a car at the entrance of Baghdad's main vegetable market, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more, according to security officials and medics. 

Jamila is the main wholesale vegetable market in Baghdad and lies in Sadr City, a vast, mostly Shia, neighbourhood in the northeast of the capital which has been targeted in recent months. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but all such recent bombings have been claimed by the Sunni extremists who are part of the so-called Islamic State group.

Islamic State has recently claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack that's is now said to have killed at least 13 people in Iraq. Around 50 people are now believed to be wounded in the blast also. 

The most recent major attack claimed by IS was on January 2nd-which was also in Sadr City - when a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle packed with explosives among a crowd of day labourers waiting for work, killing a total of 35 people.