Baghdad twin blasts kill 70, injure 100

London, Feb.29 (ANI): A double suicide bombing for which responsibility was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has killed at least 70 people in the Shia District of Baghdad.

The explosions, caused by two roadside bombs, left another 100 people injured, reports The Guardian.

Police sources said the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles and blew themselves up in a crowded mobile phone market in Sadr City, wounding more than 100 people in addition to the dead.

Pools of blood on the ground with slippers, shoes and mobile phones at the site of the blasts, which was sealed off to prevent further attacks.

In a statement, the ISIS reiterated that their swords will not cease to cut off the heads of rejectionist polytheists, wherever they are, using derogatory terms for Shias.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the attacks were in response to ISIS recent defeats.

Iraqi forces, backed by airstrikes from a US led coalition, have driven ISIS back in the western Anbar province recently, and are preparing for an offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul.(ANI)

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