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Baghdad bombings claim at least 22 lives

By Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN
updated 7:10 PM EDT, Tue July 22, 2014
A Syrian Kurdish refugee child from the Kobani area holds laundry on a cold morning at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, on Monday, November 17. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. ISIS has been advancing in Iraq and Syria as it seeks to create an Islamic caliphate in the region. A Syrian Kurdish refugee child from the Kobani area holds laundry on a cold morning at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, on Monday, November 17. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. ISIS has been advancing in Iraq and Syria as it seeks to create an Islamic caliphate in the region.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A suicide bomber attacked as people were trying to save victims of an earlier blast
  • ISIS claims responsibility

Baghdad (CNN) -- At least 22 people were killed in a suicide-bomber attack at the scene of an earlier bombing in Baghdad, police officials and medical sources told CNN on Tuesday.

There were also at least 45 people wounded by the twin bombings in the al-Kadumiya area. The explosions occurred as people were trying to drive into the city before a midnight curfew.

Police said the first bombing was a suicide car bombing. The second bomber went into the crowd of rescuers, who were trying to save victims, most of them civilians.

The terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claimed responsibility on its website and said it targeted security workers and troops at a checkpoint.

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