Car bombs kill 11, hurt 20 in Bagh­dad, of­fi­cials say

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BAGH­DAD — Two car bombs in south­west­ern Bagh­dad killed 11 peo­ple, in­clud­ing four po­lice of­fi­cers, and wounded at least 20 Fri­day night, ac­cord­ing to Iraqi po­lice and hospi­tal of­fi­cials.

The first at­tack tar­geted a po­lice check­point in the neigh­bor­hood and mo­ments later, the sec­ond blast hit a nearby street crowded with civil­ians, the of­fi­cials said, speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity.

No group claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack, but it bore the hall­marks of the Is­lamic State group, also called ISIS, which has claimed sim­i­lar bomb­ings in the past.

The at­tack comes as Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S.-led coali­tion, are mov­ing in on the last neigh­bor­hoods held by the Is­lamic State group in Mo­sul, one of Iraq’s largest cities.

ISIS now holds only a hand­ful of neigh­bor­hoods, Iraq says.

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