Jihadists claim Baghdad car bombs to avenge Anbar

Iraqis inspect the wreckages of burnt cars on May 1, 2015 a day after a car bomb attack in the Baghdad neighbourhood of Talbiya

The Islamic State jihadist group said Friday it carried out a series of deadly car bombings in Shiite districts of Iraq’s capital to avenge attacks on displaced persons from a Sunni province.

Eleven people were killed and more than 40 wounded in a wave of car bomb attacks on Thursday, medics said.

The interior ministry reported three bombings, although IS said in a statement it carried out six attacks “to avenge residents of Anbar killed in the streets of Baghdad” by Shiites…