Baghdad: Kills 23 people in suicide car bomb attack

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Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, July 11, 2013. Two civilians were wounded after the car bomb attack, police said.   REUTERS/Ako Rasheed (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A suicide car bombing killed at least 23 people and more than 20 were reported injured, which took place in the west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday.

The attack occurred in a busy commercial area, Hay al-Amil in the southwest of the city at around 7:00 pm.

Although, till now no group has taken responsibility for the attack, but in the previous Baghdad bombings Islamic State group was solely responsible for the attack.

However, it was learned that the attack was carried out as the government forces to recapture Mosul from IS.

More details are awaited.

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