At least 32 people have been martyred and scores of others injured in two car bomb attacks carried out in the northern Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an interior ministry official says.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The first attack was carried out on a highway at about 12:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) on Saturday, when Shia pilgrims were returning from the annual commemoration ceremony of Imam Musa Kazim (Peace Be upon Him).
The second bombing targeted an intersection in the area at about 2:00 p.m. local time (1100 GMT). At least 14 people were martyred in the first attack and 18 others martyred in the second car bombing, said the interior ministry official, whose name was not mentioned in the report. Meanwhile, medical sources in Baghdad said more than 140 people were also injured in the two attacks on Saturday. The latest attacks in Iraq were carried out a few days after about 80 people were martyred and scores of others injured in a wave of bombings across the country on June 13. On April 19, at least 34 people were also martyred and dozens of others wounded in bomb and shooting attacks carried out in six different regions across the country.