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Baghdad Bombing Death Toll Rises To More Than 290

The death toll from the massive July 3 bombing in Baghdad is still rising as more human remains are recovered from the blast site.

The Health Ministry said on July 7 that the number of dead from the suicide attack now stood at 292.

The identities of 177 people killed in the bombing have yet to be determined, while 115 bodies have been handed over to families.

The attack also wounded 200 people.

The bombing in a busy shopping street in the mainly Shi'ite Karrada district was the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

The Islamic State (IS) group, which controls large swaths of territory in Iraq and neighboring Syria, has claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP