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Baghdad: Double bomb attacks kill 29 people, ISIS claims responsibility

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A series of bomb blasts killed 29 people and wounded 50 in central Baghdad on Saturday as fighting intensified in northern part of Mosul, largest stronghold of Islamic State in the country.

The explosions, blamed on two suicide bombers, happened one after another in the busy al-Sinak market.

Police said a roadside bomb exploded near a car spare part shop in al-Sinak  during the morning rush, then a suicide bomber detonated his device among the crowd that had fathered in the busy market, BBC reported.

Islamic States claimed the responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on its official news agency Amaq website.

According to Security personnel, the blasts were carried out by two suicide bombers wearing explosive belts.

An AFP photographer quoted by Al Jazeera said torn clothes and mangled iron were strewn across the ground in pools of blood at the site of the wreckage near Rasheed street.

Baghdad has seen frequent attacks since ISIS captured the northern city of Mosul in 2014.

The attack came two days after the Iraqi army relaunched its offensive in northern Mosul.

Iraqi security forces have teamed with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen to fight ISIS. Iraqi Prime Minister had pledged that ISIS will be driven out with in three months.