The deadliest attack on Sunday hit the northern Sha’ab neighborhood, where a vehicle bomb followed by a suicide blast killed 19 people, security and medical sources said. In the northeastern suburbs of the capital, police say gunmen killed two people in a drive-by shooting.
At least 72 people were killed and 24 others were also injured in two separate incidents of violence in Baghdad Friday, police sources said. Police were searching the area after receiving information about two bomb threats.
In Salahudin province, a policeman was killed and three others were wounded in a clash with IS militants in Fat’ha area, just north of the town of Baiji, some 200 km north of Baghdad.
However, the Islamic State militant group is often behind assaults on checkpoints as it seeks to challenge Iraqi security forces amid intensifying battles in northern and western Iraq.
While a auto bomb in the northern Shaab district killed at least 10 people, a suicide bombing at a almost market claimed more lives, reported the BBC.
They said the man detonated the explosives in a busy square shortly before dusk and the end of the daily Ramadan fast.
Another auto bomb exploded in the Bunouk district killing at least nine people. The heavily-armed terrorists took control of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, before sweeping through parts of the country’s heartland.