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.
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.