Baghdad bomb explosions claim 25 lives
The latest wave of terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad has reportedly left at least 25 people dead and many others injured.
Iraqi officials said on Monday that the deadliest attack took place in the town of Kadhimiya, located in a northern neighborhood of Baghdad, leaving 18 people dead and about 35 others wounded.
According to a police colonel, the bombing occurred inside a restaurant at Kadhimiyah’s Aden Square, while the Iraqi Interior Ministry and medical officials said it targeted the crowded square.
In a second explosion in northeastern Baghdad, seven people lost their lives and six others suffered injuries.
The attacks came two days after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi lifted a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew in the capital that had been in place in various forms since 2004.
On Saturday, nearly 40 people were killed and 86 wounded in a series of bomb blasts in Baghdad, as violence rages on in the Arab country.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Monday bombings. However, Iraqi officials usually blame such attacks on the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
The ISIL terror group now controls a large part of lands in Iraq and neighboring Syrian.