Iraq restructures Diyala police after ISIS bombing

Civilians inspect the scene of a deadly Friday night suicide car bombing at a busy market in Khan Beni Saad, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP)

Two police officials in Iraq's eastern Diyala province say authorities are restructuring a town's police department after ISIS-claimed truck bombing there killed 115 people.

The officials say the police chief in Khan Beni Saad and three officers have been fired in the wake of the attack on a crowded market as residents began to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. They say two other officers are being investigated. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to talk to journalists.

At least 115 people, including women and children, were killed in Friday night's attack in the mostly Shiite town and more than 170 were wounded. It was one of the deadliest attacks to strike Iraq since U.S. troops left in 2011.

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