Multiple explosions in Baghdad kill six, injure 26

Published November 8th, 2015 - 03:30 GMT
The nature of the attack is characteristic of Daesh operations, which has plagued parts of Iraq with acts of terror. (File/Photo).
The nature of the attack is characteristic of Daesh operations, which has plagued parts of Iraq with acts of terror. (File/Photo).

At least six people have been killed and 26 others injured in three bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The explosions took place in Sadr City in east Baghdad on Sunday, Iraq’s Interior Ministry said. Reports also indicate that the number of fatalities is likely to rise.

Separately, a booby trap bomb injured five other Iraqis near a local market in Abu Ghraib district in western Baghdad.

No group or individual has taken responsibility for the attacks. However, the Daesh militants are often blamed for such attacks.

On Saturday, nine people were killed in three separate bomb attacks in Baghdad.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by the Daesh militants, who began their spread of terror through some parts of the Iraqi territory in June 2014.

Army soldiers and Popular Mobilization Units have teamed up to take back militant-held regions.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq says a total of 717 Iraqis were killed and another 1,216 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in September alone.

According to the UN mission, the number of civilian fatalities stood at 537. Violence also claimed the lives of 180 members of the Iraqi security forces. A great portion of the fatalities was recorded in Baghdad, where 257 civilians were killed.


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