Baghdad death doll rises to 'at least 27' in bomb blasts

Civilians inspect a bomb site in the Jihad neighborhood in Baghdad. Credit: PA

At least 27 people have been killed in a series of bombings across Baghdad today, including three which were detonated in just 10 minutes.

The attacks are among the most significant in Baghdad since insurgents led by the Islamic State extremist group captured Iraq's second-largest city Mosul last month at the start of its blitz across Iraq.

Locals inspect the damage after a bomb ripped through houses and shop premises. Credit: PA

Today's deadliest bombing took place in the Shiite neighbourhood of Abu Dashir, where a suicide attacker rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint, killing at least nine people and injuring 19, officials said.

Four policemen were among the dead, a police officer said.

A woman weeps at the scene of a bomb site. Credit: Reuters