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Toll from pair of Baghdad car bombings climbs to 115

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BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi officials say the death toll from the car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in central Baghdad has climbed to at least 115.

Hospital and police officials said Sunday that another 187 people were wounded in the overnight attack, and nearly a dozen people remain unaccounted for and feared dead.

A second bomb attack in eastern Baghdad early Sunday killed five people and wounded 16.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information to the press.

The bombings targeted families and young people out at restaurants, cafes and in shopping malls after breaking their dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast.

In an online statement, IS claimed responsibility for the Sunday morning attack, which struck a busy shopping district of the capital. The statement could not be independently verified.

The attacks come after Iraqi forces retook the city of Fallujah from IS.