12 killed in Baghdad's car bombings; ISIS claims responsibility

At least 12 people were killed and 38 others wounded after two parked car bombs exploded in separate neighbourhoods in Baghdad last evening.

ANI| Last Updated: Jul 03, 2016, 12:04 PM IST
12 killed in Baghdad's car bombings; ISIS claims responsibility

New York: At least 12 people were killed and 38 others wounded after two parked car bombs exploded in separate neighbourhoods in Baghdad last evening.

Police said that the first explosion occurred in a busy commercial street in the central neighborhood of Karrada, killing 11 and wounding 33, reports CNN.

Those injured and trapped in the adjacent buildings were rescued by the fire-fighting crews.

The second explosion took place in an outdoor market in the Shaab neighbourhood of south-eastern Baghdad, killing one and wounding five.

ISIS in a statement posted on Twitter claimed responsibility for the Karrada attack and said that the group is targeting Shiite neighbourhoods.

And both Karrada and Shaab are predominately Shiite.

In a similar incident, in May this year, a series of car bombs killed scores of people in Baghdad with ISIS claiming responsibility for many of those bombings.