Iraq – Unrest – Bombings

VIDEO: Iraqi Police Says 2 Bomb Explosions in Baghdad Area Kill 22, Wound 70

Thu Jun 9, 2016 12:30:49

A suicide car bomb attack near a military base north of Baghdad and another blast near a market in the Iraqi capital killed at least 22 people Thursday, police said.

Both explosions occurred at around 9:00 am (0600 GMT).

The attack by a bus station in Taji, a town just north of Baghdad that is home to one of Iraq’s largest military bases, killed at least 14 people and wounded 70, a police colonel said.

Another car bomb explosion in the capital's mostly Shia neighborhood Baghdad Jadida killed at least 8 people, the same source said.

A Baghdad health official confirmed the casualty tolls but warned they could rise.

There was no immediate claim for the blasts but the Islamic State (Daesh / ISIS / ISIL) group has claimed responsibility for nearly all such attacks in recent months.

Under heavy pressure on the battlefield, the terrorist organization has struck back with bloody attacks in Baghdad.

The deadliest spate of bombings to hit the capital this year was in May when three attacks on the same day, including a devastating blast in Sadr City, killed close to 100 people, AFP reported.

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