Smoke rises from the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad, May 29, 2015. (REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)
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ISIS claimed responsibility Friday for bombings outside two heavily fortified five-star hotels in the Iraqi capital that killed 15 people.In a statement, ISIS said a suicide bomber called Abu Qutaiba had parked a car outside the Ishtar hotel in central Baghdad late on Thursday before driving another vehicle laden with 230 kg of explosives to the nearby Babylon hotel. A second bombing struck the car park at the Babylon, another upmarket and recently refurbished hotel that overlooks the Tigris river in the Jadriya neighbourhood.The attacks five years ago were carried out by suicide bombers and killed at least 36 people.
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