VIDEO: 62 Killed & Injured at ISIS Bombings in & Around Iraq's Baghdad

Mon May 30, 2016 16:17:43

A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 24 people as Iraqi troops entered ISIS-held Fallujah streets to recapture city held by Daesh group west of Iraq's capital.

The deadliest of Monday's attacks took place in the northern, Shiite dominated Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad where a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint next to a commercial area, killing eight civilians and three soldiers.

The explosion also wounded up to 14 people, a police officer said.

Iraqi security forces secure the site of a car bombing that targeted a market area in the capital Baghdad on May 30, 2016. Three bomb blasts in and around Baghdad killed at least 24 people and wounded dozens in the latest wave of attacks to hit the Iraqi capital, police said. / AFP PHOTO

A suicide car bomber struck an outdoor market in the town of Tarmiyah, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Baghdad, killing seven civilians and three policemen, another police officer said, adding that 24 people were wounded in that bombing.

And in Baghdad's eastern Shiite Sadr City district, a bomb motorcycle went off at a market, killing three and wounding 10, police said. Medical officials confirmed casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

In an statement, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they targeted members of the Shiite militias and a government office, The Associated Press reports.


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