BAGHDAD- Double explosions killed at least 27 people and injured more than 53 at a market in central Baghdad early Saturday morning.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement saying two of it's members set off the bombings through suicide vests.
Police said the bombs exploded close to car parts shops in al- Sinak, a market area, during morning rush hour.
"Many of the victims were people from the spare parts shops in the area," local merchant Ibrahim Mohammed Ali told the AFP news agency."They were gathered near a cart selling breakfast when the explosions went off."
The Islamic State has lost most of the northern and western area it captured in 2014. It is currently under pressure from an Iraqi offensive on the northern city of Mosul--- ISIS's only fortified area in the country.