Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels

A file photo shows people gathering at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad earlier this month. (Reuters)

Car bombs ripped through car parks at two high-profile Baghdad hotels on Thursday that had been targeted in deadly attacks five years before, killing at least five people, police said.

The explosions occurred just before midnight (2100 GMT) and were heard across the city center. According to police and an interior ministry source, at least 13 people were also wounded.

One of the bombs exploded at the Ishtar, shattering windows of the recently renovated hotel and turning rows of cars and SUVs into piles of charred, twisted metal.
 
 
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