A car bomb exploded in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad today which killed 63 people and injured dozens more. lSIS is claiming responsibility for the attack.
The bomb struck a crowded market in Baghdad’s eastern district of Sadr City which seriously wounded upwards of 85 people and the death toll is expected to rise.
Ambulances rushed to the scene as dozens of residents walked through twisted and mangled wreckage of cars and other debris that littered the pavement, trying to help the victims. The street was stained red with blood in many places and front-side facades of several buildings were heavily damaged. Smoke billowed from ground-level stores gutted out by the explosion.
This is a developing story, we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.