BAGHDAD – The number of deaths caused by Sunday morning’s twin blasts in Baghdad has risen to 213 while around 200 wounded people have also been admitted to different hospitals of the city.
On Sunday, the death toll stood at 82 while scores were reported as injured after two bombs targeted a shopping area and a popular market in Iraq’s capital city.
According to media reports, one of the blasts was a suicide car bomb, which went off in the Karrada shopping area. A huge fire was also followed by the blast, killing at least twenty other people.
The second blast took place al-Shaab district of Baghdad, where the number of casualties was said to have crossed fifty. Several others were also critically injured.
Meanwhile, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the car bomb blast in the Karrada shopping area, while no group has claimed responsibility for the second attack.
This is the first deadly terrorist attack in Iraq since Iraqi forces regained the city of Falluja from the fighters of Islamic State group after four weeks of intense battle.