Multiple jihadist attacks kill more than 30 in Iraq

Jihadist gunmen and bombers killed at least 12 people in a busy market area of Baghdad while a double blast at a cafe north of the Iraqi capital claimed another 20 lives. The head of Baghdad Operations Command, Lieutenant General Abdelamir al-Shammari, insisted to reporters on the scene that the situation was quickly brought under control. The sequence of the attack, a departure from Islamic State’s usual modus operandi in Baghdad, remained unclear and the statement posted by the jihadists online provided few details.

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