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Twin Baghdad blasts kill 29, injure 111

At least 29 people have been killed and 111 others injured by two separate car bombs in Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official says.

The Aden junction in the northern sector of Baghdad, and the residential district of Mansur in the west of the capital were targeted on Sunday morning, AFP reported.

The unnamed official put the death toll at 29, most of whom were killed in the Aden explosion. He said chaotic scenes at the blast sites and nearby hospitals made it difficult to give a more detailed breakdown.

Earlier, he had said nine people had died in Aden and three in Mansur.

He and a defense ministry official confirmed that both blasts were the results of car bombs.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet.

Iraqi officials reported that July and August recorded two of the highest civilian death toll since 2008.

The United States invaded Iraq in 2003 under the pretext that the country possessed weapons of mass destruction, but no such weapons were found.

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