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BAGHDAD (Web Desk) – At least 21 people have been killed and 100 injured in two explosions in the Iraqi capital, police sources have told Al Jazeera.


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A car bomb blew up in the predominately Shia neighborhood of Habiniyah in eastern Baghdad on Saturday, killing several people and injuring 30, sources said.

A roadside bomb blew in the mainly Shia area of Askan in the west of the city, targeting civilians in a shopping area. Two were killed and 15 were injured in the attack, according to police sources, Al Jazeera reported.

Iraq is experiencing an upsurge in instability with the government struggling to contend with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

ISIL overran large parts of Iraq in June, 2014 and also holds significant territory in neighbouring Syria.

Iraqi security forces and militias continue to battle ISIL in Anbar province, the sprawling Sunni heartland in western Iraq.