By Amer al-Hassani
BAGHDAD (AA):– At least 13 civilians were killed and 50 others injured when a car bomb detonated near a public market in eastern Baghdad, according to a security source. Daesh has claimed responsibilty.
The explosion hit the mainly Shi’ite district of Jamila.
Iraqi police officer Muayyad al-Jubouri told Anadolu Agency that the car bomb hit Jamila market in Sadr city and caused damages in many of the nearby shops and cars.
Baghdad’s Operation Command confirmed the bombing without announcing the number of casualties.
Additional reporting by The Muslim News
[Archive Photo: Wrecked vehicle by bomb in 55th square in Sadr region of Baghdad on 2 January 2016. Photographer: Murtadha Sudan/AA]