24 killed in twin bombing in Baghdad




London: Twin car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 24 people and injured several dozen in Baghdad on Tuesday.The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the gruesome attack.

Jihadist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the first blast outside a popular ice cream shop just after midnight, that killed at least 15 and wounded 40 in commercial Karrada district.

The second explosives-laden car went off during rush hour near the state-run Public Pension Office near the al-Shahada (Martyrs’) Bridge in the busy Shawaka district, killing at least nine and wounding 30 more.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the second bombing. The Iraqi forces, backed by anti-IS international coalition, are engaged in a major offensive to drive out the IS from their major stronghold in the western side of Mosul in northern Iraq.

—ANI