Bomb attacks in Iraqi capital kill 17 and wound 42

At least 17 killed, 42 wounded in four bomb attacks in Iraqi capital Baghdad, ISIS claiming responsibility

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A man looks at the site of a car bomb attack in the Ameen district of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, September 22, 2015.

More than 17 people were killed and 42 others were wounded on Monday in four different bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in the Ameen district at eastern Baghdad in a statement saying it had targeted a Shiite militiamen. "At least 12 were killed in the attack on the Ameen district," police and medical sources said.

A woman walks past the site of a car bomb attack in the Ameen district of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, September 22, 2015.

In Baghdad, two civilians were killed and seven others were wounded in another bombing that took place in the northern neighbourhood of Shaab.

Another bombing in Latifiya, about 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, killed two more people.

On the capital's northern outskirts, a blast near an army patrol in al-Mashada, left a soldier dead and four wounded.

Furthermore, the capital Baghdad have recently witnessed several incidents of kidnapping and attacks targeting government officials as well as civilians.

On Monday morning, a local official along with his son and nephew were shot and killed of Tarmiya, about 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, police and medics said.

Clashes between Iraqi forces and ISIS have been ongoing since June 2014 when the armed group seized Mosul and other territories in Iraq.

This prompted the U.S. to form an international coalition, which has launched numerous airstrikes against ISIS targets in both Iraq and Syria since August, 2014.

ISIS controls large swaths of Iraq, western territories in particular since June 2014.   

The Iraqi government backed by the US-led coalition airstrikes had launched a campaign to push out ISIS from the captured territories in the western province of Anbar and in the north.

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