Baghdad attacks: Death toll rises to 115 in Isis car bombing

Officials said another 187 people were wounded in the overnight attack

People gather at the site of a suicide car bomb in the Karada shopping area, in Baghdad, Iraq, 3 July, 2016
People gather at the site of a suicide car bomb in the Karada shopping area, in Baghdad, Iraq, 3 July, 2016

The death toll from an Isis-claimed bomb attack in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad has risen to 115, officials have said.

Hospital and police officials said another 187 people were wounded in the overnight attack, with nearly a dozen unaccounted for and feared dead.

A pickup truck packed with explosives was detonated outside a crowded market in Karada as families and young people were out on the streets after breaking their daylight fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Most of the victims were inside a multi-story shopping centre, where dozens burned to death or suffocated.

Isis claimed responsibility for the attack, releasing a statement to say a suicide car bomber targeted Shiites and warning "the raids of the mujahedeen [holy warriors] against the Rafidha [Shiites] apostates will not stop".

A second bomb in eastern Baghdad killed five people and wounded 16. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the improvised explosive device attack.

The attacks came as Iraqi forces retook the city of Fallujah from Isis.

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