IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombings that killed 12 persons

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Baghdad, Sep 10 (IANS) A day after twin bombings killed 12 persons in Baghdad, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, a source said on Saturday.

The IS in a statement said the two consecutive attacks on Friday targeted Al-Nakheel mall in eastern Baghdad, Efe news reported.

According to a police official, 30 persons were injured when a car bomb exploded and a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden vehicle outside the mall.

The market was crowded at night as the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha approaches.



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