Attacks including a rare suicide bombing by a woman killed at least 39 people in Baghdad Tuesday, the latest in a series of terrorist blasts to hit Iraq’s capital.
Attacks including a rare suicide bombing by a woman killed at least 39 people in Baghdad Tuesday, the latest in a series of terrorist blasts to hit Iraq's capital.
The bombings also wounded at least 83 people, Iraqi officials said.
The deadliest attack hit the Shaab area in northern Baghdad, killing at least 15.
Interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan said it was carried out by a female suicide bomber, while a police colonel said a roadside bombing was followed by the suicide attack.
A car bombing in the Rashid area of southern Baghdad killed at least three more people, officials said.
The third attack was an explosives-rigged vehicle, which also blew up in the Sadr City area of north Baghdad, killing at least seven.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but the ISIL Takfiri group has claimed a series of recent bombings in and near the city that have killed more than 100 people in seven days.
The terrorists carried out triple car bombings in northern Baghdad that killed at least 94 people, and a further 12 died in attacks on a police station west of the capital and a gas plant to its north.