Death toll in Baghdad bombing rises to 324

From Reuters:

BAGHDAD The death toll from a suicide bombing in central Baghdad on July 3 has reached 324 and might climb further, Iraq’s health minister said on Sunday.

The attack, claimed by the militant group Islamic State whose fighters government forces are trying to eject from large parts of the north and west, was the deadliest bombing in Iraq since U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein 13 years ago.

The toll could climb further as forensic teams are still working to identify bodies, the minister, Adela Hmoud, said.

Islamic State has lost ground in Iraq since last year to U.S.-backed government forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite

 

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