Explosions across Baghdad kill 35, wound 70

Several bombings in Shiite neighbourhoods in Iraqi capital kill at least 35 people and wound 70 others

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Separate bombing attacks claimed at least 35 lives and wounded more than 70 people in different districts of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi police officials have reported.

The deadliest explosion took place when a man detonated an explosive vest in a crowded market in the Shaab neighbourhood of northern Baghdad, killing nine people are wounding 25.

Another attack took place at Aden checkpoint in Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district in which a suicide car bombing killed eight people and wounded 23 others.

Three checkpoint guards were killed in the attack in addition to the civilians who were passing through, police said.

In Baghdad's Banook district, six people were killed and 15 injured in another car bombing, police said.

A fourth attack took place in al Askan district of Baghdad where a car bomb killed at least four people and wounded 11 others when people gathered after sunset to break their daily fast for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Police also said that at least two people were killed and seven others wounded in a fifth when a roadside bomb exploded in the al Amal neighborhood of Baghdad. The casualty figures were confirmed by a medical official speaking on condition of anonymity.

The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

ISIS is believed to have undertaken the attacks in order to challenge Iraqi security forces amid intensifying battles in northern and western Iraq.

Iraqi forces and ISIS have been fighting since June 2014.

TRTWorld and agencies