Witnesses: Double bombing kills 24 people in Shiite area of Baghdad

Twenty-four people have been killed and 46 injured in a double bomb attack in northern Baghdad, eye witnesses say.

The first blast in the city's mainly Shiite al-Shaab district was caused by an explosive device, witnesses said. The second was carried out by a female suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt.

The bombing is the latest in a series of deadly attacks in and around the Iraqi capital in recent days, most of them claimed by the Sunni extremist Islamic State group.

A wave of bombings in the city on Wednesday killed more than 90 people, most of them in a marketplace in the Shiite eastern district of Sadr City.

Last update: Tue, 17/05/2016 - 13:10
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