Car bomb explosion kills at least 11 people in Baghdad

Car bomb explosion sets fire to at least five cars, killing at least 11 people and injuring 39 others, no claim of responsibility yet.

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Iraqi firefighters extinguish a fire following a suicide bomb attack in the capital's eastern Shiite-dominated New Baghdad neighbourhood, Iraq, Monday, April 25, 2016.

Updated Apr 26, 2016

A car bomb explosion killed at least 11 people and injured 39 in eastern Baghdad on Monday, officials said.

The sources said that the blast set fire to at least five other vehicles during evening rush hour. It was the third in four days in the Iraqi capital.

Iraqi security forces with people gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Basra April 4, 2016.

Nobody has claimed immediate responsibility for the attack near a cinema in Baghdad al-Jadida but it bore the hallmarks of DAESH, which claimed two attacks over the weekend.

Even though security has improved in Baghdad recently, attacks in and around Baghdad are still frequent.

Late on Friday, DAESH carried out a suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, which left at least 9 dead and a day later at least 12 people were killed and 39 others wounded in two separate car bomb attacks in the same city.

DAESH terrorist organisation took control of Baghdad's north and west provinces in 2014, but the Iraqi Army, backed by US-led forces, have regained control of the territories.

The terrorist group DAESH, which controls swathes of Iraq and Syria, has previously used car bombs and explosives in attacks on public areas. It mainly targets the security forces and the country's Shiite majority.

TRTWorld and agencies