Five dead in twin bombings in Iraqi capital

- Bomb attacks in Baghdad leave another 19 people injured on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD (AA) -- The Iraqi capital Baghdad was shaken by two bombings on Wednesday evening that claimed the lives of at least five people and left 19 others wounded.

According to Iraqi security forces, a suicide bomber killed five people, including himself, and injured 11 others in the southern district of Mahmoudiyah in Baghdad when he blew up his bomb-laden vehicle.

In a separate incident, a bomb targeting a coach near An-Nida Mosque in northern Baghdad left eight people wounded.

No one has yet to claim responsibility for the attacks.

Scores of people have been killed in almost daily attacks in Iraq, as a result of a security vacuum in the country, which has been hit by an offensive from the terrorist group ISIL since June.

The group has seized control of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria despite the dozens of airstrikes conducted by US-led coalition forces since August 2014.

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