By Ali Jawwad
BAGHDAD (AA) – At least 11 Iraqis, including five security personnel, were killed in two separate bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Thursday, a local health official said.
Health official Ihsan Radi told Anadolu Agency that in the first incident, a car-bomb exploded in a commercial street of Baghdad al-Jadeeda, a Shia-majority district in eastern Baghdad.
“Six civilians were killed and 15 others injured,” Radi said.
Separately, five security personnel were also killed in a suicide bombing targeting a security camp in Taji, a Sunni-majority area in northern Baghdad.
“A bomber rammed his vehicle into the camp, killing five security personnel and injuring 18 others,” police officer Meqdam Mohamed told Anadolu Agency.
Iraqi officials often blame the attacks on the Daesh terrorist group, which has seized vast swathes of territory in Iraq in 2014. However, so far there have been no claims of responsibility in the latest attacks.