More than 22 people have been killed and 70 injured in twin bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad. One blast targeted a commercial street and the other one a military checkpoint, Iraqi officials said, according to Reuters.

At least 15 people were killed when a car exploded in a commercial street in Baghdad al-Jadeeda (New Baghdad). Seven soldiers died as a suicide car bomb targeted a main army checkpoint in Taji, northern Baghdad.

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, Islamic State (Daesh) claimed responsibility for four bomb attacks in Baghdad on 11 May, which left at least 90 dead, the worst day of attacks in the Iraqi capital, which surpassed IS bombings on 29 February, in which more than 80 were killed.

The latest attack came as Iraqi troops are fighting the militants in their stronghold in Fallujah, in Anbar province, which has been under the militants' control since January 2014.

Islamic State has used car bombs extensively against the advance of Iraqi government troops in Fallujah. On 31 May, the group sent a wave of six car bombs in one counter offensive against the Iraqi army and supporting Shia militias.