At least 13 killed, 40 injured by 2 bombs in Baghdad – police

Tom MarkLast Update : Tuesday 17 May 2016 - 12:29 PM
At least 13 killed, 40 injured by 2 bombs in Baghdad – police

At least 13 people have been killed in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, after two bombs were set off, according to police and medical sources as cited by Reuters. It is believed more than 40 people have been injured following the blasts.

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At least 88 killed, dozens more injured in triple ISIS car bombings across Baghdad

The two blasts struck different areas. One hit a district in the north of Baghdad, which killed seven and injured at least 21 people. Meanwhile, a car bomb in the southern neighborhood of Al-Rasheed left six people dead, while another 21 received injuries.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks at present, though terror group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was responsible for bombings around Baghdad last week, which killed around 100 people.

These two attacks come just two days after IS launched attacks on a state cooking gas factory in the north of Baghdad, which killed 14 people and injured a further 27. The attack was carried out using a car explosive at the factory entrance early on Sunday morning.

A further group of at least six terrorists arrived at the scene wearing explosive vests and became embroiled in a gun battle with police. Members of the government’s security forces were amongst those killed.

Source: RT World

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