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Sunday 19 November 2017

11 killed in Baghdad car bomb blasts

Iraqi forces are moving in on the last areas held by IS in Mosul
Iraqi forces are moving in on the last areas held by IS in Mosul

Two car bombs in Baghdad have killed 11 people, including four police officers, and wounded at least 20, Iraqi police said.

The first attack targeted a police checkpoint on Friday night. Moments later, the second blast hit a nearby street crowded with civilians.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.

The bombings come as Iraqi forces are slowly moving in on the last neighbourhoods held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

AP

Press Association

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