23 killed in auto bomb in Baghdad

21 March, 2017, 11:14 | Author: Leticia Walters

Iraqi officials say a bombing in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people.

The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility - according to a statement circulated online - for the Monday evening attack that injured 45 others when a vehicle laden with explosives went off in a crowded shopping area in al-Amil neighborhood in southern Baghdad.

Iraqi officials said that almost 23 people died whereas 45 others were wounded in a suicide auto bombing in Baghdad on Monday.The attack targeted a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, police and hospital officials said.

The attack targeted a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighbourhood, police and hospital officials said.

No one has claimed responsibility of the attack.

Iraqi security forces fire a rocket towards Daesh positions in Mosul on Monday.

Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters have been engaged in the offensive to retake Mosul, the Daesh Takfiri terrorists' last stronghold in the Arab country, since October 2016.

Iraqi government forces backed by the US-led worldwide coalition have since retaken many cities, including Tikrit.

The militants have suffered a string of defeats over the past two years, but have continued to regularly launch attacks in and around Baghdad.

ISIL took vast swathes of Iraqi territory north and west of the capital in 2014.

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