Iraq: Twin attacks kill at least 22, wound at least 70 in Baghdad, say Police

The explosion, which targeted a commercial street, comes as Iraqi forces are trying to dislodge Islamic State militants from Falluja

By: Reuters | Baghdad | Updated: June 9, 2016 1:04 pm
iraq, baghdad, iraq bomb blast, baghdad bomb blast, Baghdad al-Jadida, al Jadida blast, Baghdad al-Jadida death toll, iraq news, baghdad news, world news, latest news A suicide car bomb also targeted a main army checkpoint in Taji, just north of Baghdad, killing seven soldiers and wounding more than 20 others.

More than 22 people and 70 wounded in two separate bombings on Thursday in Baghdad, one targeting a commercial street and the other an army checkpoint, Iraqi police said.

The attacks come as Iraqi forces are trying to dislodge Islamic State militants from Falluja, their stronghold just west of Baghdad.

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A car packed with explosive blew up in a commercial street of Baghdad al-Jadeeda (New Baghdad), an eastern district of the capital, killing at least 15 people and wounding over 50, a police officer said.

A suicide car bomb also targeted a main army checkpoint in Taji, just north of Baghdad, killing seven soldiers and wounding more than 20 others, he said

More details awaited.

 

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