- At least 28 killed, 53 injured in double suicide attack
- Attackers targeted a busy commercial street in the heart of Baghdad
Two suicide bombers carried out the attack in the center of the city Saturday, according to Gen. Saad Maan, a spokesman for Baghdad Operations Command.
At least 53 were wounded in the twin explosions in al Sinag street, a historic thoroughfare in central Baghdad.
So far, no claims of responsibility have been made for the attack.
Iraq -- and particularly its capital, Baghdad -- has long suffered at the hands of suicide bombers.
In July a suicide truck bomb ripped through a busy shopping district in the city, killing over 200 people, according to the deputy head of the security committee of the Baghdad Provincial Council, Mohamed al-Rubaye. That body count made it the deadliest single attack in some years.
Last month, a suicide bomber killed six people
in the Iraqi town of Ain Al-Tamur, but authorities killed another five would-be attackers and prevented them from detonating their devices, in an attack claimed by ISIS.
, three separate attacks on one day in Baghdad killed at least 15 people.
The tactic also is used in ISIS' defense of Mosul
, its northern Iraqi stronghold, which has been the subject of a sustained campaign by the Iraqi military alongside a coalition of irregular militia fighters and Kurdish government troops.