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Suicide bomber kills 7, wounds 28 in Baghdad - police say

The explosion happened in Iskan, a mostly Shi’ite district in the west of the Iraqi capital.

Iraqis inspect the damage at the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on 3 July, 2016 in Baghdad’s central Karrada district. Picture: AFP.

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, according to police sources.

The explosion happened in Iskan, a mostly Shi'ite district in the west of the Iraqi capital.

Islamic State has stepped up bomb attacks in government-held areas this year as it loses territory to US-backed Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias.

The hardline Sunni group continues to control vast areas in northern and western Iraq, including the city of Mosul, captured in 2014.

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