Ten killed in Baghdad bombs

Published August 1st, 2014 - 11:29 GMT

Bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least 10 people and wounded 29 on Friday, AFP reports. The deadlier of the two attacks was in a Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in a frequently targeted area.

According to AFP, three roadside bombs also detonated near a Shiite mosque close to Kholani square.

No group has claimed responsibility but officials suspect it is the work of militants from the Islamic State. The extremist Sunni group claimed large swathes of northern and western Iraq in June and appears determined to seize control of more land.

This comes as Iraqi government officials report that more than 1,600 people, most of them civilians, were killed in Iraq in July.

“I am concerned about the rising number of casualties in Iraq, particularly among the civilian population. Children and women are most vulnerable,” a top UN official said. 

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