3 bomb at­tacks in Iraqi cap­i­tal kill 10 peo­ple and wound 37

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Iraqi of­fi­cials say three bomb at­tacks have killed 10 peo­ple and wounded at least 37 across the Iraqi cap­i­tal. In a state­ment, the Is­lamic State group claims re­spon­si­bil­ity for the largest at­tack, which killed five peo­ple and wounded 22 in east­ern Bagh­dad. It says a sui­cide bomber tar­geted Shi­ite pil­grims mark­ing the holy month of Muhar­ram.

Iraqi of­fi­cials say two other at­tacks in south­ern Bagh­dad killed five peo­ple and wounded 15. The Iraqi se­cu­rity and med­i­cal of­fi­cials spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity as they are not autho­rized to brief the press.

The at­tacks come as Iraqi forces pre­pare to re­take the city of Mo­sul from IS, the mil­i­tant group’s last ur­ban strong­hold in Iraq. IS has been car­ry­ing out at­tacks far from the front lines af­ter suf­fer­ing ter­ri­to­rial losses. — AP

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