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Terrorists bomb attacks kill 27, injure 100 in Iraqi capital Baghdad

Terrorists kills-13-injures-30-in #Baghdad, Capital city of #Iraq

27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday.

In the first attack, a suicide bomber struck near a popular ice cream shop overnight, killing 16 people.

The bombing targeted the Karada district, which was hit by a massive truck bomb in July 2016 that killed at least 324 people, the deadliest attack in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of the country in 2003.

In the second, a car bomb exploded near one of the capital’s main bridges on Tuesday morning, killing 11, the officials said.

Both bombings happened during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, during which people stay up late and many eat out to prepare for the fast the next day.

Daesh’s Amaq news agency claimed Tuesday’s attack in Karrada, a mainly Shiite Muslim district.


 

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