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Several people killed, scores wounded in Baghdad car bomb

Iran Press TV

Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:44PM

A car bomb has exploded in a southern neighborhood of Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing several people and injuring scores of others, security sources say.

The incident took place on Thursday when the explosive-laden vehicle blew up in a Baghdad street full of garages commuted by car dealers in Hayy al-Shurta district.

According to reports, the blast has so far killed 51 people, leaving at least 55 others wounded.

A few hours after the incident, the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, which has been wreaking havoc in Iraq and neighboring Syria over past years, claimed responsibility for Thursday bomb attack.

The attack came only a day after a similar car bomb hit the Sadr City suburb of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 15 and wounding 50.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the Sadr City attack, but its has the hallmark of Daesh terrorists that have been leading a campaign of death and destruction in Iraq over the past years.

Daesh has recently increased its terrorist activities across Iraq in revenge for the blows it has been suffering at the hands of Iraqi forces, particularly in the northern city of Mosul.

Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces launched the Mosul liberation operation on October 17, 2016, making major gains against Takfiri elements.

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