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Iraqis visit the site of a suicide truck bomb attack in Karada district in central Baghdad.

Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 281: Health minister

BAGHDAD, July 7, 2016

The death toll from a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad over the weekend has reached 281, Iraq's Health Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The attack, claimed by the militant group Islamic State, which the government is battling in the north and west, was the deadliest of the many car bombings in Baghdad since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

The truck bomb went off in a busy shopping street in a mainly Shi'ite Karrada district of central Baghdad.

The previous death toll from the ministry, announced on Tuesday, was 250. - Reuters

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