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Two car explosions kill 12, wound dozens in Iraq's Baghdad

Iran Press TV

Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:6PM

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens more sustained injuries in two separate car bomb explosions, blamed on the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

A car bomb went off near a security checkpoint in the northern suburb of Husseiniya, killing nine and wounding 28 others, and the other blast hit an army convoy in Baghdad's southeastern neighborhood of Arab Jabour and killed three more people, and injured 11 others.

According to local sources, the death toll may increase. No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but such assaults bear the hallmarks of those made by Daesh terrorists.

On Friday, a bomb blast inside a Shia mosque in the Radwaniyah area located in southwestern Baghdad, killed at least nine people and wounded 25 others

Although security has gradually improved in Baghdad, bomb attacks against security forces and residential areas are still a regular occurrence.

Iraq dealt a major blow to Daesh when its elite forces and allied tribal fighters managed to retake Anbar's provincial capital, Ramadi, in late December. The city, which lies around 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Baghdad, along some other territories in west and north, fell into the hands of Daesh in mid-2014. Baghdad has vowed to clear the entire Iraqi soil from the Takfiri group in 2016.

The militants have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians. Iraqi army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.



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