At least 25 people have been killed, following two bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, hours after more than 50 people were killed in an earlier bombing.
Two bomb blasts have killed 25 people in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The attacks occurred hours after more than 50 people were killed in an earlier car bomb attack, bringing the daily death toll to 80.
The earlier attack, a suicide car bomb at a bustling market in the Shi’ite Muslim area of Sadr City, killed 55 people during morning rush hour and wounded 68.
Two more blasts struck at the end of the working day. A suicide bomber stormed a security checkpoint leading into Kadhimiya, a northwestern area housing one of the holiest sites in Shi’ite Islam, killing 17 and wounding more than 30.
Another bomb went off at a checkpoint on a commercial thoroughfare in a predominantly Sunni district of western Baghdad, killing eight and wounding 20.