Iraq: Two suicide attacks in Baghdad leaves 21 people dead
Sept.17, Baghdad: Two suicide attacks have targeted police checkpoints in commercial areas in central Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 21 people, Iraqi officials said.
Both attacks were carried out by bombers on foot, wearing explosives-laden vests.
One bomber struck in Baghdad's Bab al-Sharji area, killing nine civilians and a police officer there. Twenty-one were wounded in that explosion.
The second bomber hit in al-Wathba Square, killing nine people, including two policemen, and wounding 12.
The Islamic State group swiftly claimed responsibility for the blasts.
Iraq is going through its worst crisis since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops.
The Olso Times