BAGHDAD, 8th January, 2017 (WAM) — Reuters is reporting that a car bomb blast has killed at least 12 people and wounded 50 others at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad in an explosion earlier on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

The explosion hit the mainly Shi’ite district of Jamila, the sources said. So far, there has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing.

Reuters says that a series of attacks in the Iraqi capital and other cities in just over a week has killed dozens of people. Several have been claimed by Islamic State, which is coming under increasing pressure from a U.S.-backed offensive in Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq.

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