Bombings in and around Baghdad, including a suicide attack, killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens earlier today, police and medical sources said.
At least 10 people were killed by car bombs near the frequently targeted Baghdad district of Kadhimiyah, while nine died in a suicide car bomb attack in Talbiya, a senior Baghdad police official said.
The double car bombing in a Dolai neighbourhood, also wounded 29 people.
It was claimed by the self styled “Islamic State” (IS) in a statement circulated on social media.
In further violence Thursday, a car bomb in Mahmudiyah, a restive town south of Baghdad in an area known as the “triangle of death,” killed at least six people.
A hospital source confirmed the casualty figures.