Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: September 27, 2016 , 9:26 pm | Category: WORLD
Tuesday’s violence came two days after another Daesh bombing killed six people in western Baghdad
Baghdad: Bombings targeting shopping areas in Shiite districts of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50, security and medical officials said.
The Daesh terror group claimed an attack in the Baghdad Jadida neighbourhood in the east of the city, saying it was carried out by a man wearing an explosive vest.
Officials said at least eight people were killed and at least 29 wounded in Jadida, although some said the area was hit by a roadside bomb as well as a suicide bomber.
Conflicting accounts are common in the confused aftermath of attacks in Iraq. Police at the scene said it was hit by a roadside bomb that wounded six people but left no fatalities.
Another suicide bomber targeted the Bayaa area in south Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding at least 26, officials said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that attack, but Daesh frequently carries out suicide bomb attacks targeting Iraqi Shiites, whom it considers to be heretics.
Tuesday’s violence came two days after another suicide bombing claimed by Daesh killed six people in western Baghdad.
A day before that, bomb and gun attacks claimed by the terror group killed 12 people in the area of Tikrit, a city north of the capital.
Iraqi forces are preparing for a push on Mosul, the last Daesh-held city in the country, after regaining much of the Iraqi territory the terrorists seized in June 2014.
But Daesh has maintained the ability to carry out attacks in government-controlled areas even as the jihadist group lost ground, and it is likely to increasingly turn to such insurgent tactics if it loses Mosul.
NEWS COLLECTED FROM GULF NEWS.