Two large bombings in Shiite-majority neighborhoods in Baghdad killed at least 18 people on Saturday. The larger attack took place in the Kadhimiya neighborhood, where the police said a suicide bomber set off his explosives at a checkpoint. At least 11 people were killed, including at least four civilians, and more than 36 people were wounded. In the second attack, a suicide bomber set off explosives on a busy street in the Huriya district, killing seven people and wounding 25, the police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the Islamic State group, which controls about a third of Iraq and Syria, has carried out several similar attacks.
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(via NY Times)