Baghdad car bomb kills at least 12: police and medics, these numbers will rise

“A car bomb killed at least 12 people and injured 42 others on Monday in Ameen, a Shiite district in eastern Baghdad, the police and medical sources said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but Shiite areas are often targeted by Sunni Muslim militants from the Islamic State. The government is trying to dislodge the insurgents from large swaths of Iraq’s north and west, but its advances have been slow, particularly in Anbar Province in the west. A wave of kidnappings and attacks has targeted both officials and civilians in Baghdad. Earlier in the day, gunmen shot and killed a local official along with his son and nephew in the town of Tarmiya, about 15 miles north of Baghdad, the police and medics said.”


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