BAGHDAD — A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early Thursday morning, killing at least 62 people, police officials said.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted a gathering place of Shiites and vowed more attacks.
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. They also said that at least 125 people were wounded in the attack. The market is the main center for produce and food sales in the Iraqi capital.