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Eleven killed in bomb attack in Baghdad

Eleven killed in bomb attack in Baghdad

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At least eleven people in the night of Monday to Tuesday killed in a bomb attack in the centre of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Many people were injured.

In the district of Karrada exploded a car bomb. The authorities have the area cordoned off in the centre of Baghdad. The bomb exploded near a popular parlour. According to AP, there are 22 wounded.

Authorities report that the bomb from a distance is inflamed. The bomb was fitted in a parked car at the ijswinkel.

The attack falls 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.

IS

The attack is opgeeïst by Islamic State (IS). The last months, the Iraqi capital, also for several times already affected.

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.

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