Deadly car bombings hit Baghdad

At least 14 people killed and 31 wounded in car bombings in the Meshtal and Amiriya districts of the Iraqi capital.

    Two separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed at least 14 people and wounded 31.

    At least eight people were killed and 15 injured on Monday in an attack on a busy commercial street in the mostly Shia Meshtal neighbourhood of eastern Baghdad.

    The second bombing took place in the city's western Amiriya district, killing at least six people and wounding 16.

    No one immediately claimed responsibility for either of the attacks.

    Baghdad is hit by near-daily bombings and shootings that kill hundreds of people each month.

    Security forces, despite being deployed at checkpoints and other positions across the capital, are consistently unable to prevent the attacks.

    The violence comes as Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters battle to push back the armed Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, which controls large areas of territory in Syria and Iraq.

    The Iraqi operation is backed by US-led air strikes targeting ISIL in both countries, while Washington and other governments have also pledged trainers to aid Iraqi forces.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.