Baghdad Bomb Blasts Kill At Least 23

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Two bomb blasts hit a shopping area and a popular market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing 23 people and wounding 61, according to Iraqi hospital and police officials.

Baghdad Bomb Blasts Kill At Least 23

The attack targeted the Karrada district, a crowded commercial area frequented by young people and families after sundown during the holy month of Ramadan.

Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb in the Karrada shopping area, in a statement circulated online by supporters of the group.

A video posted on social media showed a large blaze in main street of Karrada from the blast.

The second bombing hit al-Shaab, a popular Shiite district in the north of the Iraqi capital, leaving a number of casualties, al-Sumaria channel said, citing police sources.

Iraqi forces last month dislodged ISIL militants from the city of Fallujah, their stronghold just west of the capital that served as a launch pad for such attacks.

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