Two additional car bombs detonate in Baghdad, Iraq

Published May 11th, 2016 - 02:30 GMT
People inspect the wreckages of burnt cars on May 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
People inspect the wreckages of burnt cars on May 1, 2015. (AFP/File)

Twin car bombs targeting civilians in different neighbourhoods of Baghdad have left at least 22 people dead on Wednesday, according to police source. The attacks come after an explosion in Sadr City which killed at least 52 people.

One explosion hit the entrance to Kadhimiya, a Shia Muslim area in the northwest of the Iraqi capital, killing 15 and injuring 33 others.

The second blast detonated in a popular shopping area of a predominately Sunni district located in western Baghdad, killing seven and wounding 20. Sources added that they expected the death tolls for both attacks to rise.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosions, however Daesh has already claimed responsibility for the Sadr City attack.


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