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Toll from Baghdad bombing rises to 13, officials say

Deaths from Baghdad bombing rise
Deaths from Baghdad bombing rise

The police and hospital officials said the attack-- which comes on the 14th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq-- targeted a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern al-Amel neighborhood, according to NBC.

But tallies released by the Iraqi Interior Ministry said the deaths are 13 and the injuries 31. 

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but ISIS terror group has been behind previous Baghdad bombings.

Iraqi forces have been battling the extremists in Mosul, the country's second largest city, since October. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" in January and is now fighting for the more densely populated western half.

The militants have suffered a string of defeats over the past two years, but have continued to regularly launch attacks in and around Baghdad.

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