ISIS claims Baghdad bombings that killed 23
The suicide and bomb attacks had left 23 people dead and 68 wounded in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Monday claimed a string of bomb attacks that killed at least 23 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
In a statement posted on social media, ISIS said Sunday night's operation was dubbed "The Pounce of the Monotheists on the Chests of the Apostates".
The blasts, several of which were caused by suicide bombers, left 23 people dead and 68 wounded in Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad, according to police and medical sources.
The string of attacks was one of the worst in recent weeks in Baghdad, where it had been feared ISIS would ramp up bombings during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The United Nations said Monday that at least 15,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq's armed conflict since the start of 2014.
Car bombings in Iraq’s capital kill at least 20 civiliansThe deadliest attack took place Monday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad’s western district Middle East
Attacks in and north of Baghdad kill eight: PoliceA car bomb went off near one of Baghdad’s landmark hotels and a suicide attacker blew himself up in a restaurant Middle East
ISIS claims Baghdad bomb attack on U.N. convoyISIS says its militant ‘Abu Muawiya al-Falluji’ was behind the suicide car bomb attack against a U.N. convoy Middle East
Death toll rises to 19 after car bombs hit Iraqi capitalAfter an early morning attack in Baghdad, four near simultaneous car bombings later in the day raised death toll Middle East
Iraq attacks, bombs at Kurdish offices kill 23A double bombing at the offices of two Kurdish political parties north of Baghdad and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 23 people Middle East
Car bomb, suicide attack in Baghdad kill 9 peopleThe first explosion was from an explosives-laden car left in a parking lot in the Karrada neighborhood Middle East