At least 33 killed in IS-claimed Baghdad bombings


Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 33 people in a Shiite area of Baghdad yesterday.

It was the deadliest attacks in the Iraqi capital this year.

 IS also attacked an army position in an area west of Baghdad, seizing it and killing at least 8 security personnel over the course of the day.

The two blasts near a market in the Sadr City area of northern Baghdad, at least one of which was a suicide bombing, also wounded at least 79 people.

The Islamic State had claimed the attacks in a statement online.