Blasts kill 18 near holy shrines north of Iraqi capital
Two bomb blasts near holy shrines in the Iraqi capital have killed at least 18 people and injured dozens more, security official say, PressTV reported.
The bombings were carried out at about 5:30 p.m. local time (1430 GMT) on Saturday at Adan Square near holy shrines in the Kadhimiyah district of Baghdad.
A police colonel, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the first explosion was a car bomb and then there was an attacker who set off his explosives-laden vest at a checkpoint.
Another source in the Kadhimiyah hospital, where the bodies of the dead and injured were taken, confirmed the casualty figure. Sixty people were injured.
Other officials in the police said most of the fatalities came from the second blast when the attacker rushed into a police checkpoint. They said 10 people, including four civilians, were killed in that attack.
No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
In February, a similar attack carried out by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist on the same area killed 20 people.
Kadhimiyah is home to the holy shrines of two Shia Imams, namely, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (peace be upon him) and Imam Mohammad Taqi (peace be upon him).