Iraq: series of Baghdad bombings kills at least 24

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By Euronews  with REUTERS
Iraq: series of Baghdad bombings kills at least 24

<p>A series of bombings across the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 24 people and injured dozens.</p> <p>The Shi’ite district of Habibiya suffered the deadliest blast. Some 15 people died in a car bombing near an outdoor car dealership.</p> <p>Further explosions occurred in at least four other areas of the capital.</p> <p>There has been no claim of responsibility for the attacks.</p> <p>Habibiya lies in the east of the city, near to Sadr City – the site of an attack on Thursday (August 13), which would prove to be the deadliest in Baghdad in a year.</p> <p>Claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, or <span class="caps">ISIL</span>, the huge truck bomb blast killed more than 70 people.</p> <p>Meanwhile, US-led forces have continued to bombard <span class="caps">ISIL</span> strongholds across the country and in neighbouring Syria.</p>