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At least 12 killed in double Baghdad car bomb attack

Officials have said the death toll may rise as there are also multiple injuries Credit: .

At least 12 people have been killed, and 39 others injured, after two separate car bombs went off in Baghdad today.

According to police sources security forces were the intended targets of the two bombs - one of which went off at a security checkpoint in the northern al-Husseiniya district and the other of which hit an army convoy in Arab al-Jabour.

Officials told Reuters no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts has been made.

At least 26 killed in suicide attack outside Baghdad

Iskandariya is arounf 25 miles south of the capital Credit: Bing Maps

At least 26 people have reportedly been killed, and 71 others injured, in a suicide attack at a park outside Baghdad.

According to Reuters the security head in Babel province where the bomb, claimed by so-called Islamic State, went off confirmed an attacker detonated an explosive belt in Iskandariya at around 7.15pm local time on Friday.

The blast, 25 miles south of the capital, went off at the end of an amateur soccer game.

At least 60 killed in suicide bombing south of Baghdad

At least 60 people have reportedly been killed after a suicide truck bomb exploded south of Baghdad.

Security officials said it was the largest bombing in the province to date Credit: Google Maps

According to security officials so-called Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack which saw a an explosive-laden fuel tanker detonate at an Iraqi police checkpoint.

More than 70 people were also injured in the attack.

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