Baghdad Bomb Blasts Kill At Least 23

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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.

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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