Baghdad Car Bomb Kills Two Civilians, Wounds Eight

Baghdad Car Bomb Kills Two Civilians, Wounds Eight

A car bomb exploded in central Baghdad on Saturday (December 3), killing at least two civilians, according to police sources.

They said the blast in al-Shuhada Square, in the center of the capital, also wounded eight civilians.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In recent months, the Islamic State (ISIS) has intensified attacks in areas out of its control in efforts to weaken an Iraqi army offensive launched against it on October 17 to retake Mosul, the last major Iraqi city under ISIS control.