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Baghdad blast death toll rises to 149 as PM orders tighter security checks
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Baghdad blast death toll rises to 149 as PM orders tighter security checks

by firstsource newsJuly 4, 2016

Officials say number of people killed is likely to increase after one of the deadliest attacks in more than a decade of war

Iraqi authorities have raised the death toll from an attack on a Baghdad shopping district to 149 as the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, ordered new security measures in the capital.

The bombing – which targeted civilians walking late on Saturday after breaking the Ramadan fast – was the single deadliest attack in this year and one of the deadliest in more than a decade of insurgency and war.

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