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At the least 48 individuals have been killed in Baghdad within the third blast within the Iraqi capital in three days, safety and medical sources say.

A automobile filled with explosives blew up close to automobile dealerships within the southern Bayaa space of the town. Greater than 50 individuals have been injured.

At the least 18 individuals died in one other assault on used-car sellers on Wednesday and 4 have been killed the day earlier than.

The Islamic State group claimed Thursday’s blast, AFP reported.

Baghdad noticed a wave of lethal suicide assaults by IS within the first few days of 2017, however the quantity had dropped till lately.

The IS group has stepped up its assaults because the Iraqi military, aided by US-led coalition strikes, launched its marketing campaign to dislodge the group from its stronghold of Mosul within the north 4 months in the past.