At least 28 people people have been killed, following two bombings, claimed by Islamic State militants, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
Two bombs claimed by Islamic State killed 28 people in central Baghdad on Saturday, as fighting intensified in the northern city of Mosul where government forces are trying to rout the jihadists from their last major stronghold in the country.
The blasts, including one suicide attack, tore through a busy market in the Sinak neighbourhood, police said. A pro-Islamic State news agency said the assailants had targeted Shi’ite Muslims, whom they regard as apostates.
Islamic State has continued to launch attacks in the heavily fortified Iraqi capital, even after losing most of the northern and western territory it seized in 2014.