Tuesday 24 October 2017

Dozens killed in Baghdad car bombing

Workers clean up after a suicide car bomb attack in a neighbourhood of Baghdad (Karim Kadim/AP)
Workers clean up after a suicide car bomb attack in a neighbourhood of Baghdad (Karim Kadim/AP)

The death toll from a car bomb attack in southern Baghdad has reached 59, with 66 more injured, officials said.

A statement from the Islamic State group said its fighters detonated a parked car among a gathering of Shiites in the al-Bayaa neighbourhood.

Baghdad has seen near daily bomb attacks claimed by IS in what is seen as an attempt to distract attention as the militants lose territory along front lines in northern and western Iraq.

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Another four attacks in and around Baghdad on Thursday killed eight people and wounded around 30, police and medical officials said.

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