A car bomb ripped through a bustling commercial area of central Baghdad overnight, killing at least 12 civilians, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.

 

Iraqis carry the coffins of relatives on September 6

 

Shortly after the attack, ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted online.

 

The explosives-laden pick-up truck was left in a parking lot in the Shiite-dominated district of Karradah, near a hospital and shops, a police officer said. Up to 28 people were wounded and at least 15 cars were damaged, he said.

 

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release the information.

 

Early Tuesday morning, mourners held a funeral procession for some of the dead. Men carried coffins wrapped in Iraqi flags as women wailed and pounded their chests in grief.

 

At the scene of the bombing, shocked residents examined the blood-stained pavement and the damage to nearby shops.

 

ISIS issued a statement saying the suicide attack targeted Shiites.