Eight killed by bombings in Baghdad

Bombings kill eight people, wound at least 13 in different areas of Iraqi capital

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Iraqi capital Baghdad was targeted by deadly bomb attacks on Friday which killed eight people and wounded at least thirteen others, AP reported.

The first bomb attack took place near shops in the town of Madain located in the south of Baghdad, killing three people and wounded eight.

Another bomb attack targeted a checkpoint controlled by pro-government Sunni militiamen, killing two fighters and wounding five.

According to officials, a bomb killed another three people in a commercial street in eastern Baghdad.

Police officers said that they identified gunshot wounds at the heads and chest of two dead bodies which were found after the bomb blast in eastern Baghdad.

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

ISIS has conducted a near daily regular spree of suicide bombing attacks across Iraq, primarily in areas near the capital city of Baghdad, ever since entering Iraq from across the Syrian border in June 2014.

ISIS currently controls large swaths of Iraqi territory, including the country’s second largest city Mosul and Ramadi - the capital of Iraq’s western-most and largest province of Anbar.

TRTWorld and agencies