Twin suicide car bomb attacks kill 42 in Iraq

Danielle Haynes

BAQUBA, Iraq, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- At least 42 people died and dozens more were injured Monday in two suicide car bomb attacks in eastern Iraq, law enforcement officials said.

One of the bombs exploded in a market near the city of Baquba, located about 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. At least 35 people died in that attack and more than 70 were injured, the BBC reported.


In a statement posted on Twitter, the Islamic State allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack, CNN reported.

Another car bomb exploded at a checkpoint east of Baquba, killing at least seven people and injuring two dozen others. CNN said both attack sites were predominantly Shiite Muslim areas.

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