Dozens die in Baghdad bombings

At least 35 people have been killed and another 70 wounded in explosions across Iraqi capital.

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The bombings targeted Shia neighbourhoods in the Iraqi capital, including in Shaab, which was targeted last month [File: AP]

Explosions have rocked a string of Shia neighbourhoods across the Iraqi capital, killing at least 35 people and wounding another 70, police have said.

The deadliest bombing took place in Baghdad’s northern Shaab neighbourhood when a man detonated an explosive vest in a crowded market, killing nine people and wounding 25.

Earlier on Sunday, in Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district, a suicide car bombing targeted the Aden checkpoint, killing eight people, including five civilians, and wounding 23.

And in the Banook district, six people were killed and 15 injured in a car bombing, police said.

In Baghdad’s al-Askan district, a car bomb killed at least four people and wounded 11 on a commercial street as people gathered after sunset to break their fast for Ramadan.

Police also said a roadside bomb on a commercial street in Baghdad’s al-Amal neighbourhood killed two people and wounded seven.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks but the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has often targeted Shia neighbourhoods.

Source: AP