Iraqi officials say three bomb attacks have killed 10 people and wounded at least 37 across the Iraqi capital.

In a statement, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility for the biggest attack, which killed five people and wounded 22 in eastern Baghdad on Sunday.

It said a suicide bomber targeted Shia pilgrims marking the holy month of Muharram.

Iraqi officials said two other attacks in southern Baghdad killed five people and wounded 15.

The Iraqi security and medical officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to brief the press.

The attacks came as Iraqi forces prepared to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL, the group's last urban stronghold in Iraq.

ISIL, also known as ISIS, has been carrying out attacks far from the frontlines after suffering territorial losses.

 

Source: Agencies