Eight dead in army checkpoint bombing in Baghdad suburb, three in market

Security sources state at least eight dead in army checkpoint bombing outside Baghdad while three killed in market attack.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Security officials in Iraq reported that a car bomb targeting a military checkpoint in a northern suburb of Baghdad killing at least eight and injuring nearly a dozen individuals Sunday. 

The blast took place in the town of Tarmiyah, located 50 kilometres north of the Iraqi capital at a checkpoint on the road leading to the city. 

A second car bomb blast took place at an outdoor market in the town of Taji located just 20 kilometres north of the city. 

Three civilians were killed in the attack and eight more were reported wounded. 

No group took immediate credit for the attacks, though they bore the hallmarks of ISIS.

Bombing attacks are common in Iraq where ISIS militants continue a near daily regiment of bombings targeting the city.

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