Baghdad death toll hits 281

  • 08/07/2016
Baghdad death toll hits 281

The death toll from a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad over the weekend has reached 281, Iraq's Health Ministry says.

The attack, claimed by the militant group Islamic State, which the government is battling in the north and west, was the deadliest of the many car bombings in Baghdad since the 2003 US-led invasion.

The truck bomb went off in a busy shopping street in a mainly Shi'ite Karrada district of central Baghdad.

The previous death toll from the ministry, announced on Tuesday, was 250.