2 Suicide Attacks in Baghdad Left 50 Dead & Injured + VIDEO

Thu Sep 17, 2015 14:33:06

Two suicide bombers attack police checkpoints in commercial areas in rush hours of Thursday in central Baghdad killing at least 14 people.

Both attacks were on foot, wearing explosives-laden vests, two police officers said.

One bomber struck in Baghdad's Bab al-Sharji area, killing eight civilians and a police officer. Twenty-one were wounded in that explosion.

The second bomber hit in al-Wathba Square, killing 5 people, including two policemen, and wounding 12.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, which bore the hallmarks of the so-called “Islamic State” terrorist group.

The violence has killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands of Iraqis.

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