Iraq’s military said that an explosion occurred in a restaurant near the shrine of Imam Musa al-Qadim, revered by Shia Muslims, in Baghdad’s Kadhamiyah district.
Explosion in Baghdad (File Photo)
Blast in Iraq capital Baghdad: A huge explosion took place on Thursday evening in a restaurant located in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The blast took place in an area located northwest of the capital. Three people have died in this explosion in the restaurant, while 16 people have been injured. Two Iraqi health officials gave this information. At present, the injured have been admitted to the hospital.
The Iraqi military said in a statement that a gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant near the shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim Shrine, revered by Shia Muslims, in the capital’s Kadhmiyah district. In this, information about the injured people was given, while not much information was shared about the incident. Two health officials said some of those injured in the blast were in critical condition.
Decrease in incidents of explosion in Baghdad
At one time, explosions in the Iraqi capital were a daily occurrence, but in the last few years there has been a significant reduction in such incidents. In particular, there has been a decrease in the incidents of explosions since the Islamic State was defeated and expelled from here in 2017. At the same time, an incident of explosion came to light in January, when two suicide bombings rocked the Iraqi capital. 30 people died in this attack, while dozens were injured.
There was also an explosion in Baghdad in April
Earlier, in April, there was an explosion in Baghdad, in which one person was killed and 12 people were injured. The explosion took place in the Sadr city area near Habibiya. Iraqi army had given information in this regard. A day before this attack, a US-led coalition force was attacked with a drone at the northern Iraqi airport. However, no one died in this attack. However, one building needed damage. The Iraqi Interior Ministry did not say who was behind the attack, but Turkish forces are facing Kurdish fighters here. This organization has taken up arms against Turkey since 1984. Till now thousands of people have lost their lives in this struggle.
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