At least three people were killed and 15 others wounded on Monday when two car bombs went off at a Shiite neighborhood in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. bombs
The two booby-trapped cars detonated simultaneously in a street near a security checkpoint in the Shiite neighborhood of al-Husseiniyah in northeastern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The blasts damaged several buildings and civilian cars, the source said.
The attack came as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was visiting Baghdad for talks with top Iraqi officials about political and security developments in the country.
Security in Iraq has worsened drastically since last June, when bloody clashes broke out between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, which took control of the country’s northern city of Mosul and later seized swathes of territories in Nineveh and other predominantly Sunni provinces. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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