Massive bombings strike heart of Baghdad



Two bomb explosions have hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and injuring 54 others.

The first blast took place outside a popular ice cream shop in the predominantly Shia district of Karrada in Baghdad early on Tuesday, killing 15 people and injuring 24 others.

Another car bomb exploded near the Shuhada Bridge in Baghdad, killing 7 and wounding 21 others, according to reports.

It came just days after the start of the holy month of Ramadan, when Iraqi families often stay out late after breaking their daily fast.

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the bombing, with its affiliated Amaq outlet saying the bomber had targeted a “gathering of Shias.”


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