The Islamic State group said one of its suicide bombers carried out an attack near a market in Baghdad Wednesday, as officials raised the death toll to at least 52.
IS said in an online statement that a bomber identified as "Abu Sulaiman al-Ansari" detonated the car bomb in Sadr City, a Shiite area of north Baghdad.
Iraqi forces have regained significant ground from IS, which overran swathes of territory north and west of Baghdad in 2014.
But the jihadists still control a large part of western Iraq, and are able to carry out frequent bombings in government-held areas.
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