Sunday, February 28, 2016

Islamic State Launches Two Suicide Bombing Attacks That Kill 70 In Baghdad

Al Jazeera: ISIL bombings near Baghdad kill scores of Iraqis

Roadside bombs near Iraq's capital kill at least 70 while military comes under assault in Abu Ghraib and near Fallujah.

Two bomb blasts have killed at least 70 people at a market just outside Baghdad and security forces have been targeted elsewhere in one of Iraq's bloodiest days in recent weeks.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsiblity for Sunday's attacks, the deadliest of which hit the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of Sadr City, just north of the Iraqi capital Baghad.

The explosions, caused by two roadside bombs, left 100 people injured in addition to the deaths.

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More News On Today's Suicide Bombing Attacks In Baghdad

Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad's deadliest attack this year -- Reuters
Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59 -- AP
Islamic State Launches Attacks in Baghdad -- WSJ
Over 70 feared killed, 100+ wounded in Baghdad blasts -- RT
Two Bombings Kill Dozens at a Baghdad Market -- NYT
At least 70 killed, dozens wounded in Baghdad market bombings -- PBS
Double attack shows Islamic State can still shake Baghdad -- Washington Post

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