At least 11 people have been killed and 30 wounded after a pick-up truck laden with explosive tore through a vegetable and fruit market in the Shia majority area of al-Rashidiya in Baghdad on 12 July.

A police officer told the Associated Press that the blast destroyed several cars nearby at the open air market.

Medical officials confirmed the number killed and wounded in the attack, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief the press.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but the car bombing is typical of tactics used by the militant Islamic State (Isis) group which has caused almost unprecedented carnage in the Iraqi capital in recent months.

On 4 July, the death toll from the bloodiest attacks in Baghdad since the US-led invasion climbed to 200. A dump-truck packed with explosives was detonated in a busy shopping area.

Islamic State (Isis) claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurred on 2 July in the Iraqi capital's Karada district. The attack appears to have been planned to cause maximum casualties, coinciding with a busy shopping period just after locals broke their Ramadan fast.

Baghdad's al-Rashidiya, a majority Shia commercial area, has in particular been singled out for regular car bomb attacks in recent years.