Baghdad suicide car bomb kills 126

CNC
Added On July 4, 2016

At least 126 people were killed and some 152 others wounded in a series of terrorist attacks in Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday.

 
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, the bloodiest one this year in the country
 
A bloody day in Baghdad...
 
A deadliest attack took place in the central Karada district of Baghdad, where a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laded pickup truck outside a crowded shopping center. 
 
The incident occurred shortly after midnight, when families and young people were out on the streets after breaking their daylight fast for the holy month of Ramadan. 
 
A source at the Iraqi interior ministry told CNC that at least 124 people were killed in the attack while 142 others were wounded.
 
Within hours, the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a online statement. 
 
And on the same day, Baghdad was the scene of another attack after midnight when a booby-trapped car went off at Shallal popular market in the city's northeastern district of Shaab, killing one civilian and wounding five others. 
 
The two deadly attacks in a single day have raised concerns among Iraqi people over the lack of security in the capital. Some seems to be frustrated.
 
SOUNDBITE: MOHAMMED MUSA,local resident:
"Now we demand a solution from the government, because since 2003 to 2006 we are uncomfortable, we are in a difficult situation. And those people all of them lost their money, properties and lives and other things, everything is gone."
 
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the two terrorist attacks in Baghdad, saying he "is appalled by the utter disregard for human life displayed by the perpetrators, who struck as residents prepared for Eid al-Fitr celebrations."