AT least 10 people were killed when a car bomb ripped through a busy market area in eastern Baghdad.

The explosives-laden car went off at the Jamila market in Baghdad’s Shiite district of Sadr City, a police officer said.

The explosion injured another 28 other people. The death toll was expected to rise.

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A plume of thick black smoke billowed from the area. At the site, twisted metal and shards of glass littered the pavement.

“It was a thunderous explosion,” said Hussein Kadhim, a 35-year old porter and father of three who was wounded in his right leg. “It sounds that the security situation is still uncontrollable and I’m afraid that such bombings will make a comeback.”

At least one soldier was seen being evacuated from the scene, which was sealed off by security forces.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the bombing in an online statement on its media arms, the Aamaq news agency.

The blast came as US-backed Iraqi forces are in final stages of recapturing the northern town of Tal Afar from the militant group.