Suicide Bombing In Baghdad, Death Toll Hits 22

Suicide Bombing In Baghdad, Death Toll Hits 22

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on October 13, 2014
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Three bombs have rocked the city of Shi’ite a region of Baghdad on Monday October 13, 2014, killing at least 22 people.

Baghdad’s largest Shi’ite camp in Sadr City, was rocked by two blasts: The first blast rocked the city in the late afternoon and killed three people near a public market, the second was a car bomb, planted by a police checkpoint, killing 16 people as about 30 other causalities were recorded, police officials reports.

The third blast was also a bomb planted in a vehicle in Kahdimiya, in western Baghdad, the explosion killed 6 people and wounded 21 others at the main checkpoint to the district, police and medical officials further stated.

This is bringing the death toll to 22 and injuring 51 people.

No one had claimed responsibility for the marathon attacks but the Islamic State group believes it has a root inside Baghdad and has been responsible for several bombings in the city in the past months, particularly in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City where the explosion rocks today.

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