World Bulletin / News Desk
At least seven people were killed and 17 other injured in three separate bomb attacks around Baghdad late Thursday, according to a security source.
Three victims were killed when an explosive device went off in the northwest of al-Hamamiyat district, police captain Yasser al-Mustafa, told Anadolu Agency. Seven others were injured in the blast.
He said three civilians were killed and nine injured when a bomb exploded near the Ad-Devra district. And one civilian was killed and another injured when a bomb-laden vehicle was detonated in the city’s center.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosions but authorities have blamed similar attacks on ISIL.
Iraq’s security has markedly deteriorated since mid-2014 when ISIL captured the northern city of Mosul -- now the target of a massive army offensive -- and overran vast swathes of territory in the country’s north and west.