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75 killed, over 150 injured in Baghdad's car bombings, Islamic State claims responsibility

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 July 2016, 14:45 IST

At least 75 people were killed and over 160 were injured in Bagdhad on 2 July after two parked car bombs exploded in separate neighbourhoods.

Police said that the first explosion occurred in a busy commercial street in the central neighborhood of Karrada, killing 11 and wounding 33, CNN reported. Those injured and trapped in the adjacent buildings were rescued by the fire-fighting crews.

The second explosion took place in an outdoor market in the Shaab neighbourhood of south-eastern Baghdad, killing one and wounding five.

In a statement on Twitter, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Karrada attack and said that the group was targeting Shiite neighbourhoods.

In a similar incident, in May this year, a series of car bombs killed scores of people in Baghdad with the Islamic State claiming responsibility for many of those bombings.

--ANI

First published: 3 July 2016, 14:45 IST
 
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