Baghdad blast
Blast in Central Baghdad kills 1, injures 9 . Picture: People gather at the site of car bomb blast in New Baghdad, July 22, 2015. [Representational Image]Reuters

A truck bomb killed at least 60 people in Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday. More than 200 people were wounded in the blast. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. 

A truck bomb was detonated in a busy market area in Baghdad's Sadr City, which is predominantly a Shiite area, Reuters reported. 

Witnesses and officials described horrific scenes from the carnage, stating that body parts of victims were mixed with scattered fruits and vegetables at the market. 

"A refrigerator truck packed with explosives blew up inside Jamila market at around 6 am (local time). Many people were killed and body parts were thrown on top of nearby buildings," police officer Muhsin al-Saedi told Reuters. 

Shias in Iraq have been targeted time and again by Sunni militants, especially those of the Islamic State. 

The blast comes just weeks after a car bomb killed more than 20 people in Baghdad, again aimed at Shia-dominated areas. 

Isis had claimed the July attack.