Death toll rises to 38 in Iraq twin bombing

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore all the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has claimed many such attacks in the past Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 16, 2018, 01.22 AM (IST)

The Iraq police and health officials have reported that the death toll in the twin bombings in Baghdad has risen to 38 and left at least 105 injured. 

The bombings were carried out by two terrorists who came armed with explosive belts and attacked the Tayran Square where day labourers gather early morning for jobs, media reports said. 

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

Ambulances rushed to the cite and the area was sealed by the security forces. 

Many locals were stunned by the attack as the number of attacks had significantly decreased since security forces retook nearly all territory once held by ISIS militants.

According to media reports, a local was quoted saying that she was expecting this due to the upcoming election - which is proposed on May 12.