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ISIS militants have killed at least 75 people in two bomb attacks carried out in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.

Some other 100 people have been injured in the attacks.

In the first attack on July 2, a suicide car bomb exploded near a restaurant and shopping area in the central district of Karrada.

The street was busy with shoppers after sundown in the holy month of Ramadan.

ISIS militants control large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria

ISIS militants control large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria

A second bomb exploded later in a predominantly Shia area north of the capital.

The bombings come a week after Iraqi security forces recaptured the city of Falluja from Islamic State militants.

Authorities say the city was used as a launching pad for attacks on Baghdad by ISIS.

On July 2, ISIS claimed responsibility for the suicide car bomb in Karrada, which caused a huge street fire on the main street, in a statement distributed online by supporters of the hardline Sunni group.

The car bomb went off as people were eating out late during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which ends next week.

ISIS still controls large swathes of territory in the country’s north and west, including Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.

However, ISIS has been under pressure in Iraq and in neighboring Syria, where it has been targeted by government forces and US-backed rebels.

At least 17 people have been killed in an attack on a shopping center in Baghdad, during which people were taken hostage.

About 20 gunmen stormed the al-Jawhara shopping center in the mainly Shia al-Jadeda area on January 11, after a car bomb exploded outside.Baghdad shopping center attack

Security forces sealed off the area and then stormed the building, killing the assailants and freeing their hostages, an interior ministry spokesman said.

It is not clear who the gunmen were.

However, Sunni jihadist militants from ISIS have frequently target Shia districts of Baghdad.

According to police, two of the assailants detonated explosive belts they had been wearing, killing several hostages.

Two other gunmen were shot dead, and another four arrested, police say.