Dozens Killed In Iraqi Car Bomb

Witnesses described the attack as devastating.
Witnesses described the attack as devastating.

Witnesses described the attack as devastating.

A car bomb has killed at least 80 people at a busy market in an Iraqi town officials have said. The attack happened in the predominantly Shia town of Khan Bani Saad, North of the capital Baghdad. The Islamic State (IS) group, which controls swathes of the country, has said it was behind the attack. A statement from the group said one of their members drove three tonnes of explosives into a crowd. Police major Ahmed al-Tamimi, told Reuters the damage was devastating. “Some people are using vegetable boxes to collect body parts f kids bodies,” he said. Bodies are still being pulled from the wreckage, witnesses say. The Diyala provincial authorities have declared three days of mourning and cancelled Eid al-Fitr festivities. IS captured parts of Diyala last year, and although it was later driven out it still has a presence there.

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