Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

Vastavam web: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market the previous day that killed 8 people. The extremist group released a statement early on Friday saying the bomber detonated his explosives vest at the Jamila marketplace in Baghdad’s sprawling Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City on Thursday evening.

Iraq’s security agencies have invested heavily in securing Baghdad, the country’s capital, even as insurgents continue to stage attacks in the countryside. Iraqis are out late during the holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims fast from dawn till sundown.