Middle East IS claims responsibility for explosions in Iraq which killed, injured 33

IS claims responsibility for explosions in Iraq which killed, injured 33
Civilians gather at the scene of a deadly suicide car bombing at an outdoor vegetable and fruit market in a Shia-dominated district in northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (Photo: AP/Karim Kadim)

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Two suicide car bombs in the south of Baghdad on Friday killed and wounded dozens.

The car bombs were detonated at the Abu Dsheer security checkpoint, according to police sources.

Following the explosions, ambulances rushed to the scene and transferred the victims to the nearby hospitals.

The explosions killed 10 and wounded 21 more people, medics stated. They also revealed three policemen were among the victims killed.

In an online statement on Saturday, the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attacks stating the suicide car bombs were carried out by Abu al-Sahaba al-Faluji and Abu Jalad al-Jamili.

IS has repeatedly conducted explosions in Baghdad in the past months as the Iraqi security forces continue to advance in the north of the country to liberate the insurgent-held city of Mosul.

Residents of Baghdad have often complained to the Federal Government of Iraq and Interior Ministry in particular for failing to provide security and stability to the capital of Iraq.

 

Editing by Karzan Sulaivany