Two Daesh suicide bombings kill two, injure eight near Baghdad

Published May 12th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim of a car bombing in Baghdad's Shiite area of Sadr City during a funeral for people who died in the attack in the holy city of Najaf on May 11, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim of a car bombing in Baghdad's Shiite area of Sadr City during a funeral for people who died in the attack in the holy city of Najaf on May 11, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Twin suicide bombings carried out by Daesh militants near Baghdad killed two policemena and injured eight others Thursday morning, Reuters reported.

The bombings come less than a day after at least 93 people were killed by Daesh explosions in Baghdad at a busy marketplace and two checkpoints, making it the deadliest day so far this year in the Iraqi capital.

Thursday's bombers approached a police station in Abu Ghraib from different directions before setting off their explosives, police told Reuters. A third attacker was killed by security forces while approaching the police station.

Daesh's Amaq news agency said two militants had clashed with police before detonating their explosives.

Baghdad has seen frequent violence carried out by Daesh, particularly against security forces and Shia Muslim civilians in the city, even as Daesh has been losing ground in the country. 


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