July 23, 2015 / 7:49 AM / in 2 years

Islamic State claims Baghdad car blast that killed 20

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Thursday for a suicide car bombing in a mainly Shi‘ite Muslim district of Baghdad that killed at least 20 people the day before.

The site of a bomb attack is seen in Baghdad July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

In a statement posted online, the Sunni militant group said it had targeted a security checkpoint in the al-Shurta al-Rabaa neighborhood.

Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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