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IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombings that killed 12 persons

A day after twin bombings killed 12 persons in Baghdad, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, a source said on Saturday.

Published: 10th September 2016 07:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2016 07:35 PM   |  A+A-

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Iraqi security forces clean up the site in the aftermath of car bomb explosion Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Late Friday night a car bomb targeting a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad killed and wounded civilians and policemen, officials said |

By IANS

BAGHDAD: A day after twin bombings killed 12 persons in Baghdad, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, a source said on Saturday.

The IS in a statement said the two consecutive attacks on Friday targeted Al-Nakheel mall in eastern Baghdad, Efe news reported.

According to a police official, 30 persons were injured when a car bomb exploded and a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden vehicle outside the mall.

The market was crowded at night as the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha approaches.



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