Twin suicide bombs kill on busy Baghdad street
- At least 28 killed, 53 injured in double suicide attack
- Attackers targeted a busy commercial street in the heart of Baghdad
Two suicide bombers carried out the attack in the center of the city Saturday, according to Gen. Saad Maan, a spokesman for Baghdad Operations Command.
At least 53 were wounded in the twin explosions in al Sinag street, a historic thoroughfare in central Baghdad.
So far, no claims of responsibility have been made for the attack.
Iraq — and particularly its capital, Baghdad — has long suffered at the hands of suicide bombers.
In July a suicide truck bomb ripped through a busy shopping district in the city, killing over 200 people, according to the deputy head of the security committee of the Baghdad Provincial Council, Mohamed al-Rubaye. That body count made it the deadliest single attack in some years.
The tactic also is used in ISIS’ defense of Mosul, its northern Iraqi stronghold, which has been the subject of a sustained campaign by the Iraqi military alongside a coalition of irregular militia fighters and Kurdish government troops.