Car bombs kill 20 in central Baghdad: Security sources

Two car bombs killed at least 20 people in Baghdad and wounded about 80 others in streets packed with crowds preparing for the Ramadhan fast early on Tuesday, security sources said.
IS claimed responsibility for the first blast that killed at least 13 people and wounded 40 just after midnight in the Iraqi capital’s commercial Karrada district.
A few hours later, a second bombing killed seven people and wounded 38 more near a government office in Karkh district. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The attackers struck during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when many people stay up past midnight and eat out to prepare for the next day’s fast.
Karrada was hit by a massive truck bomb in July 2016 that killed at least 324 people, the deadliest attack in Iraq since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003.

Oman Observer

To get free breaking news and updates from Oman Observer, WhatsApp your name and email to 96473232.

observer has 4464 posts and counting.See all posts by observer