CCTV footage has revealed the moment a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight on Tuesday (30 May).

The blast killed 15 and wounded more than 24 people in the busy Karrada district. Isis claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place in the first days of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. During this month, Baghdad's cafes and restaurants are packed in the evenings, as Muslims gather together to break their fast.

The video shows the moment the explosion struck, sparking a huge fireball and forcing pedestrians and cars to flee for cover. Photos and videos shared on social media revealed the extent of the devastation, depicting bloodied and wounded people crying for help among the burning wreckage.

Several hours after the attack, another car bomb exploded during rush hour near the Public Pension Office in Baghdad's Shawaka area. The bomb killed at least nine and wounded 15 people, according to Iraqi police.

During Ramadan last year, a fatal suicide bombing struck another part of Karrada, killing almost 300 people. The attack, also claimed by Isis, was the deadliest to hit the Iraqi capital in 13 years of war.

The latest attack comes as Iraqi forces continue to attack Isis militants in their northern stronghold of Mosul. Iraqi commanders warn that insurgent attacks may become more frequent if Isis suffers significant military defeats.