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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.


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.

From Zee News

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