Dozens of Iraqis killed as Isis targets Baghdad during Ramadan

An Islamic State car bomb that targeted families eating ice-cream after breaking their Ramadan fast has killed at least 13 people and wounded 40 more in southern Baghdad.

The blast outside a popular shop in the Karrada district of the Iraqi capital was followed by another attack outside an office where people collect their government pensions.

Isis quickly claimed responsibility for the first attack on Monday night, which Iraqi officials said appeared to involve remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car.

However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the second blast, on Tuesday, which took the death toll to 27 – the highest in Baghdad for several months.

The attacks will exacerbate fears that Isis will use Ramadan to intensify its campaign against civilians as it continues to lose ground to Iraqi forces in Mosul.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/30/baghdad-ice-cream-shop-isis-car-bomb-attack

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