IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombings that killed 12 persons
Baghdad, Sep 10 (IANS) A day after twin bombings killed 12 persons in Baghdad, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, a source said on Saturday.
The IS in a statement said the two consecutive attacks on Friday targeted Al-Nakheel mall in eastern Baghdad, Efe news reported.
According to a police official, 30 persons were injured when a car bomb exploded and a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden vehicle outside the mall.
The market was crowded at night as the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha approaches.