Iraq bomb blast
Iraq bomb blastReuters

UPDATE 5:37 p.m. IST -- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the bombing in Baghdad's Sadr City that left over 50 dead and scores injured. 

UPDATE 2:46 p.m. IST -- The toll from the car bombing in Baghdad has risen to 50, with at least 60 other people injured, Reuters said, citing police and hospital sources. 

UPDATE 2:21 p.m. IST -- The toll from Wednesday's bombing in Baghdad has risen to 34, according to AFP

Original story:

Another bombing in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad left several dead on Wednesday, coming days after bomb blasts were reported in and around the capital. Wednesday's blast reportedly occurred in the mainly Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad's Sadr City. 

While AFP cited officials saying at least 12 had been killed, Reuters reported the car bombing claimed 16 lives. No group has claimed responsibility yet, though the Islamic State group is known to carry out such attacks against Iraq's Shia Muslims. 

Earlier this month, three bomb blasts had left at least nine people dead in and near Baghdad, while last month, an ISIS attack during Shiite pilgrimage to Baghdad's Imam Kadhim shrine killed 19. 

Thousands have been killed in Iraq due to sectarian violence and terror attacks this year alone, with the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq reporting more than 3,000 deaths in the country in the first four months of 2016.

According to the agency, 741 people were killed last month in Iraq due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict. 

One of the attacks was by ISIS, which targeted Shia Mulsims visiting Baghdad's Imam Kadhim shrine to mark the death anniversary of the religious leader, who is among the 12 Imams revered in Shiite Islam. ISIS considers Shias to be heretics.