The BBC is reporting that a massive car bomb went off in a major shopping center in Baghdad in the late hours on Saturday, killing 79 and wounding 131 more. ISIS is claiming responsibility.
A car bomb exploded near a restaurant and shopping area in the central district of Karrada late on Saturday.
The street in the mainly Shia area was busy with shoppers in the holy month of Ramadan, which ends this week.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was met by angry crowds while visiting the scene of the blast on Sunday.
A second bomb also exploded at about midnight in a predominantly Shia area north of the capital, killing another five people.
The bombings, among the deadliest in Iraq this year, come a week after Iraqi security forces recaptured the city of Falluja from Islamic State (IS) militants. Authorities say the city was used as a launch pad for attacks on Baghdad.
ISIS will never stop until they have been completely hunted down and eradicated. And until that happens, no one will be safe.