- Title: Three blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad - police, medics
- Date: 27th September 2016
- Summary: PIECES OF GLASS AND BLOOD ON GROUND BLOOD ON STREET AND CONCRETE STRUCTURE BLOOD ON GROUND BLOOD AND DEBRIS ON STREET
- Embargoed: 12th October 2016 11:31
- Keywords: Iraq Baghdad blast bomb al-Jadida police
- Location: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- City: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA00251CEFYF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday (September 27), police and medical sources said.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, killing nine people and wounding more than 30, they said.
Another suicide attack hit a commercial street of Bayaa in western Baghdad, killing six and wounding 22, the sources added.
A roadside bomb also exploded near a gathering of cattle herders and merchants in al-Radhwaniya, also in western Baghdad, killing two people, they said.
No group immediately claimed responsibility. But Islamic State has intensified bomb attacks in government-held areas this year as it loses territory to U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias.
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