BAGHDAD More than 100 people were killed in a suicide auto bombing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out by Islamic State militants since they overran large parts of the country.
A further 50 people were wounded by the blast in Khan Bani Saad, about 30 km (20 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
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The wounded were being attended to on the street as residents walked about in the chaos holding their heads, imploring God and screaming in horror.
Sunni Muslims began celebrating Eid al Fitr on Friday, a day before Iraq’s majority Shia community.
Markets are usually packed in the days before the holiday as people preparing for large family gatherings shop for food and clothes.
Diyala province has been partially controlled by the self-proclaimed Islamic State terror group since 2014.
Rafida is a derogatory term used by ISIS to designate the Shiite Muslims.
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility.