Twin Blasts Kill 39 In Baghdad


Update: Baghdad attacks toll rises to at least 39: officials (AFP)

Baghdad: Two bombs went off in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said.

A blast in a marketplace in the northern district of al-Shaab killed seven people and wounded 21, while a car bomb in the southern neighborhood of al-Rasheed left six dead and another 21 wounded, the sources said.

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Islamic State has claimed bombings in and around the capital last week which left around 100 people dead.