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Baghdad Blast Kills Scores in Busy Market

A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday

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An Iraqi Man looks for victims at the site of a car bomb attack at a commercial area in the Karada neighborhood of Baghdad on July 3, 2016.

A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

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Iraqi firefighters and civilians carry bodies of victims killed in the car bombing on Sunday.

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the deadliest in months in the Iraqi capital, and came despite a series of recent gains against the extremists, including the capture of Fallujah, which was believed to have been a source of such attacks.

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People gather at the site of the car bombing on Sunday.

The bomb went off shortly after midnight in a crowded shopping area in the central Karada district, killing at least 115 people and wounding 187, according to a police official. The dead included at least 15 children, 10 women and six policemen. At least twelve other people were still missing and feared dead.

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Iraqis embrace at the site of the blast.

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People inspect the site of a suicide car bomb on Sunday.

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Iraqis gather at the site of the suicide car bombing.

Karada is a major commercial area lined with clothing and jewelry stores, restaurants and cafes, and was packed with shoppers ahead of Wednesday's Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Most of the victims were inside a multi-story shopping and amusement mall, where dozens burned to death or suffocated, police said.

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Iraqi men looks for victims who went missing after the car bomb hit Karada.

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Iraqis gather at the site of the car bomb attack.

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Iraqi men stand inside a damaged building at the site of the suicide car bombing.

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An Iraqi firefighter works at the site of the suicide car bombing.

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Iraqi women wait to hear about family members who went missing.

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Iraqi men mourn over a body after they lost five members of their family in the suicide bombing, during their funeral in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday.

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Iraqi men transport a coffin in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday, during a funeral procession for the victims of the suicide bombing.

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Iraqi men mourn over bodies after they lost five members of their family.

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An Iraqi man mourns in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf during the funeral procession for the victims of a suicide bombing on Sunday.

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