Iraq Car Bombs Kill At Least 26: Police
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, in and around Baghdad Thursday killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens, police and medical sources said.
At least 10 people were killed in car bomb blasts near the frequently targeted Baghdad district of Kadhimiyah, while nine died in a suicide car bomb attack in Talbiya, a senior Baghdad police official said.
The double car bomb attack, in a neighborhood called Dolai, also wounded 29 people. It was claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in a statement circulated on social media.
The terrorist group said it targeted a group of Shiite volunteer fighters with the first car bomb and exploded the second one when the police arrived on the scene.
A hospital source confirmed the casualty figures.
The suicide bombing against a police checkpoint in Talbiya, near the sprawling northern neighborhood of Sadr City, also wounded at least 26 people.
The ISIL group also claimed responsibility for an attack in Kadhimiyah on Tuesday that killed 28 people, including a member of parliament.
In further violence Thursday, a car bomb in Mahmudiyah, a restive town south of Baghdad in an area known as the "triangle of death", killed at least six people, the same sources said.
In Madain, just east of Mahmudiyah, a roadside bomb blast hit an army patrol, killing at least one soldier and wounding others.
The United Nations said more than 1,110 people were killed in acts of violence across Iraq in September. According to an AFP count, around 400 have already been killed this month.