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At least 24 killed and dozens injured in Baghdad bomb attacks

Iraqi security forces and civilians inspect the site of a deadly bomb attack, in Baghdad. Credit: AP Photo/Karim Kadim

A car bomb blast has killed at least nine people in Baghdad just hours after 15 died in a massive explosion outside an ice cream shop in the Iraqi capital.

The so-called Islamic State said they were behind the attack outside the popular shop which Iraqi officials said involved a remotely detonated explosive device in a car.

The attack in Iraq's capital came just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours and then break the fast after sundown, meaning Baghdad's restaurants and cafes quickly fill up at night

The first blast was carried out outside a popular ice cream shop. Credit: APTN

.The night-time attack in the bustling Karrada neighbourhood also injured 27 people, police and health officials said.

CCTV captured the moment of the explosion, the video showing cars driving down the busy street when a massive blast strikes.

CCTV shows the moment of the blast outside the ice cream shop. Credit: APTN

Police say the second blast, which took place in rush-hour, was also due to the detonation of a car containing explosives.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the second bombing.

The attacks come as Iraqi troops push so-called IS fighters out of their last strongholds in the northern city of Mosul.

Iraqi commanders say the group will likely increase insurgent attacks as they lose control of areas of the city.