23 killed, 45 injured in vehicle bomb blast in Baghdad

23 killed in car bomb in Baghdad

A auto bombing on Monday evening in the Iraqi capital Baghdad killed at least 15 people and wounded 33, an interior ministry official told AFP.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the Islamic State, in most cases, was responsible for such attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped vehicle parking at a crowded marketplace detonated at the predominantly Shiite neighbourhood of Amil in southern Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.

ISIL took vast swathes of Iraqi territory north and west of the capital in 2014.

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The Takfiri terrorists have suffered a string of defeats in Iraq over the past two years, but have continued to regularly carry out attacks in and around Baghdad. Reports on Monday said IS had captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in Mosul after they ran out of ammunition. Iraqi forces, backed by the US-led worldwide coalition, are now closing in on retaking Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting and launched the battle in the western part of the city on February 19.

Iraqi security forces fire a rocket towards Daesh positions in Mosul on Monday.

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