A car bomb in Baghdad's Sadriya neighborhood has killed at least 112 people, the Associated Press reports.
Explosives in a parked car detonated near a crowd of workers in a Sadriya market, in central Baghdad east of the Tigris River. A police official confirmed the death toll with the Associated Press. The market had been the site of a bomb attack in February that killed 137. Many of the dead were construction workers repairing the damage from the February explosion. Sadiriya is a predominantly Shi'a area of Baghdad.
Eyewitnesses told IraqSlogger that several buildings around the Sadriya market had collapsed. Sources put the explosion at around 4:00 pm local time.
A suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in Sadr City killed at least 30 an hour before, wounding 45, the AP reports. At least eight cars stopped at the checkpoint were incinerated in the blast when the attacker drove into the check point. At least five of the dead were Iraqi security officers.
A parked car blast in Karrada killed 11 people and injured 13, according to the AP. The blast also damaged the nearby Abdul-Majid Hospital.
The AP also reports an explosion on a minibus somewhere in the Rusafa area that killed four and wounded six.