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  • People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Jamila market in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 28, 2017.

    People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Jamila market in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 28, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

The car bomb detonated in the eastern district of Jamila, police said.

A car bomb has killed at least eight people in a crowded vegetable market in a Shi’ite Muslim district of Baghdad, police and medics said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State group.

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The car detonated in the eastern district of Jamila, police said, as Iraqi government forces were preparing to declare victory over the group more than 250 miles further north in the city of Tal Afar.

Medics and police sources said eight people died and 25 were wounded, while Interior Ministry spokesperson Brigadier General Saad Maan said four people were killed and 12 wounded, including two policemen, according to Reuters.

Islamic State group's Amaq news agency said the bombing had been meant to target Shi’ite Muslims but reported it took place in the neighboring Sadr City district.

It was not immediately clear if a suicide bomber had driven the vehicle to the target or if it was a parked car bomb, police sources said.

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