The Islamic State terror group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a massive truck bombing at a Baghdad market in a Shiite neighborhood that killed at least 62 people on Thursday.
In a message posted on an ISIS-affiliated Twitter account, the Sunni militant group says it targeted a Shiite gathering with a parked, explosives-laden vehicle.
The truck detonated in the Jameela market in the Iraqi capital's crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn, according to two local police officers. The attack also wounded 125 people.
The group seeks to have the “rejectionists (Shiites) experience the same harm their bombardments cause to our Muslim people,” and vowed more attacks, according to the claim.