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27 dead in two bombings in Baghdad

27 dead in two bombings in Baghdad

In two bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Tuesday 27 people were killed. In the centre of the city exploded in quick succession, two car bombs. Around eighty people were injured.

In the district of Karrada exploded Tuesday morning early, a car bomb, which sixteen people died. The bomb exploded near a popular parlour.

A few hours later, exploded at a government building in the near Karkh, a second car bomb that eleven people their lives. Both attacks fell dozens wounded.

The attacks fall in the middle of Ramadan, so after sunset many moslimfamilies congregate in cafés and restaurants. On video chaotic scenes seen on the streets for the bombing. A lot of wounded people lie scattered and some are located on colourful benches for the ice cream parlor.

Ramadan, the fasting month for muslims, is often a factor for a revival of terreurgeweld in Iraq.

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IS

The first bombing is opgeeïst by Islamic State (IS). The victims were primarily shia muslims. The last months, the Iraqi capital, also for several times already affected. The second attack was not claimed.

The IS forces are slowly pushed back into Iraq. Especially in the northern city of Mosul are several neighborhoods reclaimed. Government troops are already eight months working on an offensive to dislodge, according to Iraqi commands will the offensive end herald of the caliphate in the country.

The offensive and often successful drivings of by Iraqi troops worry that insurgents attacks and committing attacks as a last attempt to keep their occupied territory to defend.

Double bombing in Baghdad

In the Iraqi capital Baghdad and its Tuesday for sure 27 people killed in two bombings.
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A few hours after another exploded two car bombs.
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Is the first attack claimed.
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The attack took place in the first week of Ramadan, the islamic month of fasting. After sunset, than a lot of people on the street and in cafés and restaurants.
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