At least 11 killed in Baghdad attacks

Separate car bombings and shooting kill eleven in different parts of Baghdad

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Car bombs and a shooting killed at least 11 people in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday, authorities said.

Three roadside bombs, which appeared coordinated, were detonated as an army convoy was passing through southeast of Baghdad, killing four soldiers and wounding nine.

A blast near an outdoor market killed two people in the town of Youssifiya, south of Baghdad, police officials said.

In another incident, attackers killed two people in a drive-by shooting in north of the capital.

Another three died when a bomb went off near a market in the Rashidiya district.

Medical sources confirmed the death toll, but the figures are likely to increase.

Iraq is seeking to restore security in the capital as security forces fight against ISIS but the bombings have increased in the past weeks.

Nobody claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attacks, but ISIS, which controls swathes of Iraq and Syria, has previously used car bombs and explosives in attacks on public areas.

TRTWorld and agencies