Shia slaughter continues: Baghdad bombings leave at least seven dead

Published September 27th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Iraqi soldiers and civilians check the damage after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in northern Baghdad's Sadr City, May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
Iraqi soldiers and civilians check the damage after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in northern Baghdad's Sadr City, May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

At least seven people have been killed and 25 were injured by explosions targeting a busy commercial district in a Shia area of eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, security and medical officials said.

Police officials said the attacker approached a group of construction workers and detonated his explosives-laden vest on Tuesday in the Baghdad Jadida area. 

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

At the time of press there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, but Daesh has claimed multiple similar attacks in the past, and carries out frequent suicide bombings targeting the country's Shia community. 

The militants, who control parts of Iraq, have recently relied on insurgency-style attacks away from front lines as they suffer losses on the battlefields.


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