BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say the death toll from Sunday’s devastating truck bombing at a bustling Baghdad commercial street has climbed to 142.
Police and health officials said Monday that the death toll is likely to increase as rescuers are stilling looking for missing people. At least 185 people were wounded. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to talk to reporters.
Sunday’s attack underscored the IS group’s ability to strike the Iraqi capital despite a string of battlefield losses elsewhere in the country and fueled public anger toward their political leadership.
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