Suicide car bomb kills 8 in Baghdad district - officials
13 July 2016, 17:39
Baghdad – Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has hit a
police checkpoint, killing eight people in a Baghdad district that was struck
by a deadly attack the day before.
A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car
into the checkpoint in the Shiite-dominated northeastern al-Rashidiya district
on Wednesday. He says 20 people were wounded.
A medical official confirmed the casualties. Both officials spoke
on condition of anonymity as they are not authorised to talk to the media.
On Tuesday, at least 12 people were killed in a suicide car
bombing at an outdoor vegetable and fruit market in al-Rashidiya.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which bore
the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. ISIS was behind two large-scale
attacks last week that killed around 300 people.