At least four bombs exploded in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad killing at least 37 people.
The Islamic State have claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing in a mainly Shi’ite Muslim district of Baghdad that killed at least 20 people the day before. This claim was made in a statement released online announcing that the group had targeted a security checkpoint in the al-Shurta al-Rabaa neighbourhood.
There was a double explosion Al Shaab which killed 8 others, including 4 soldiers.
A fourth explosion in Shurtaa has killed 11 people.
By Fiona Carty