Baghdad blasts toll rises to 38, 105 hurt

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Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from a twin suicide bombing in a Baghdad market to 38.

Two police officers and four health officials say Monday’s early morning attack also wounded 105 other people.

The blasts struck Sahet al-Tayaran (Aviation Square) in the centre of the Iraqi capital.

According to Iraqi Interior Ministry Spokesman Saad Maan the attack was carried by two suicide attackers.

According to witnesses, the blasts took place near a gathering for construction workers.

The area is also the site of a transportation station and has a number of shops.

The area has been targeted by several similar blasts since 2003.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of Islamic State, which has claimed many such attacks in the past.

Baghdad has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since IS overran large areas of Iraq in 2014.

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