Baghdad blasts kill, wound dozens
Two suicide bomb attacks near the entrance of a military base north of Baghdad and by a market in the Iraqi capital killed at least 30 people Thursday (June 9th), police said.
Both explosions, claimed by the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL), occurred at around 9 a.m., AFP reported.
The attack by the entrance of one of Iraq's largest military bases in Taji, just north of Baghdad, killed at least seven people and wounded 18, a police colonel said.
A suicide bomb explosion at an outdoor market in the capital's neighbourhood of Baghdad Jadida killed at least 23 people and wounded 40, Baghdad police spokesman Lt. Col. Ehsan al-Mussawi told Al-Shorfa.
"A suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives attacked an outdoor market near al-Baydha cinema in Baghdad Jadida, killing 23 civilians, including women and children," he said.
The vehicle managed to infiltrate the market using a taxi label, al-Mussawi said, adding that the death toll is likely to rise.