Iraq: Baghdad blasts leave 8 dead

Multiple bomb attacks in Iraqi capital claim eight lives including an Iraqi major.

Iraq: Baghdad blasts leave 8 dead
World Bulletin / News Desk
 Eight people, including an Iraqi major, were killed Monday in separate bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources said.

Two people were killed and five others wounded when a bomb went off in front of a furniture shop in eastern al-Iskan region.

In another incident near a teahouse in Diyala region, a bomb explosion killed one and wounded 11 others. 

Officials have yet to issue a statement for the bombing attacks.

Earlier in the day, an improvised explosive device planted into a car exploded in northern as-Saleeh region located in Baghdad, which killed an Iraqi major and wounded his son and nephew.

Another bomb went off in a market place in as-Sayyidiya neighborhood, which left one dead and six others wounded.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants stormed the northern province of Mosul and declared what they called a "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Şubat 2015, 09:56