Iraq: Over 50 people killed in Baghdad blasts

    Iraq: Over 50 people killed in Baghdad blasts

    May 17, Baghdad: At least 53 people have been killed when three bomb blasts in Baghdad, the latest in a series of attacks in the Iraqi capital in the past week. More than 100 civilians were injured in Tuesday's attacks.

    A female suicide bomber is believed to have targeted a market in the northern, mainly Shia Muslim area of Shaab, reports said.

    The other bombs went off at a market in the neighbouring predominantly Shia district of Sadr City and among shoppers in Rashid, to the south.

    The jihadist group Islamic State (IS) claimed the responsibility for the Shaab attack.

    IS militants were also behind three car bombings in Baghdad on Friday, which left killed 93 people, and an assault on a natural gas plant north of the city on Sunday that left at least 14 people dead, BBC reported.

    The Oslo Times


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