ISIS claims all three Baghdad attacks

2016-05-11 21:06
Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim of a car bombing in Baghdad's Shi’ite area of Sadr City. (Haidar Hamdani, AFP)

Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim of a car bombing in Baghdad's Shi’ite area of Sadr City. (Haidar Hamdani, AFP)

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Baghdad - The Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for three attacks that killed at least 86 people on Wednesday in Baghdad, the deadliest spate of bombings in the Iraqi capital this year.

The worst bombing struck a market area in the Shi'ite area of Sadr City, killing at least 64 people.

The jihadist organisation said in a statement posted online that a suicide bomber identified as "Abu Sulaiman al-Ansari" detonated a car bomb there.

It said in a separate statement later that the other two attacks that took place a few hours later in the neighbourhoods of Kadhimiyah and Jamea were also carried out by suicide bombers.

The jihadist group named them as Anas al-Ansari and Abu Abdel Malik al-Ansari, respectively.

ISIS said all three attacks targeted Shi'ite security forces, but it routinely claims so, even when bombs are detonated in civilian areas.

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