Death toll in Diyala bombing jumps to 115
BAGHDAD: Iraqi police officials say the death toll in Friday night's attack on a crowded marketplace has risen to 115 people. At least 170 people were wounded in the attack.
The mostly-Shiite victims were gathered to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which ended Friday for Iraqi Shiites but a day earlier for Iraqi Sunni Muslims.
Police said a small truck detonated in a crowded marketplace in the town of Khan Beni Saad Friday night in what quickly turned celebrations into a scene of horror, with body parts scattered across the market.
Hospital officials corroborated the casualty figures. All officials spoke anonymously as they are not authorized to brief the media.