Iraq: Death toll from Sadr City car bombing rises to 63

(AP) - Iraqi officials say the death toll from a car bombing in a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad has risen to at least 63 people killed.



Two police officers say the explosives-laden car that went off Wednesday morning at a crowded outdoor market in Baghdad's eastern district of Sadr City also wounded up to 85 people, several seriously



There are fears the death toll could rise further.



Shortly after the explosion, the Sunni extremist Islamic State group, which sees Shiite Muslims as apostates, claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement.


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