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Car Bomb in Baghdad Neighborhood Kills 11 People

Latest Update: September 21, 2015 | 84 Views

BAGHDAD: A car bombing in a Baghdad neighborhood killed 11 people and wounded 39 on Monday, Iraqi officials said.

The police officials said the parked car exploded near a vegetable market in the Iraqi capital’s southeastern neighborhood of al-Ameen. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion, which also damaged several cars.

Medical officials confirmed the casualties.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb killed three people and wounded five in Baghdad’s northeastern district of al-Shaab, according to police and medical officials.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Baghdad has for years seen near-daily attacks targeting Iraqi security forces, government officials and civilians by car bombs, suicide bombings and roadside explosions.

Many of the larger attacks have been claimed by the Sunni militant Islamic State group, an al-Qaida splinter group that has captured a third of Iraq since its blitz last year.


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