- Title: Second suicide bombing kills 7 in Baghdad - police, medical sources
- Date: 8th January 2017
- Summary: BALADIYAT NEIGHBOURHOOD, BAGHDAD, IRAQ (JANUARY 8, 2017) (REUTERS) MEN WALKING IN MARKET PLACE WHERE SUICIDE BOMBING OCCURRED / SHOPS CLOSED WITH METAL CURTAINS DOWN VARIOUS OF ONLOOKERS WALKING AMONG DAMAGED SHOPS AND MARKET STALLS SCATTERED CLOTHES ON GROUND DAMAGE STALL PEOPLE AT SCENE BLOOD-DRENCHED CLOTHES IN WOODEN CART MAN LOOKING MAN AT BLAST SITE
- Embargoed: 23rd January 2017 15:13
- Keywords: suicide bomber bomb market Islamic State second bomb attack
- Location: BALADIYAT NEIGHBOURHOOD, BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- City: BALADIYAT NEIGHBOURHOOD, BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0015Y7Z58N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a market in the mostly Shi'ite Baladiyat district on Sunday (January 8), police and medical sources said, the latest in a spate of militant attacks in the Iraqi capital that have left dozens dead.
The blast came only few hours after a suicide car bomb blew up in a marketplace in Jamila vegetables market in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding 50 others.
Islamic State claimed carrying out the first attack in an online statement, saying the bomber had targeted "a gathering of Shi'ites" in Jamila.
A series of attacks in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities have killed more than 80 people in just over a week.
Several have been claimed by the Sunni extremist Islamic State, which is coming under increasing pressure from a U.S.-backed offensive in Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq.
Iraqi forces advanced to within several hundred metres of the Tigris river than runs through Mosul on Saturday, as their operation against the militants gathers pace.
Islamic State is likely to resort to bomb attacks and similar tactics elsewhere in Iraq as it is driven out of its Mosul stronghold.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Baladiyat bombing.
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