This is the third time this year in Baghdad that such an explosion has taken place in a densely populated market. In April, at least four people were killed in a car attack in a market in the city of Sadr.
symbolic picture. AP/PTI
At least 10 people were killed in a roadside bomb blast in a suburb of Iraq’s capital Baghdad. At least 20 other people have also been injured in this blast. Two Iraqi security officials have given this information. Officials said that the attack took place in the busy market of Sadr City. He gave this information on the condition of anonymity according to the rules. The blast happened a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday, when the market was crowded with buyers.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast in the capital. But in this way the attacks have come first by the Islamic State. This is the third time this year, when such an explosion has taken place in a densely populated market. At least four people were killed in a car attack in a market in the city of Sadr in April. The blast was caused by the explosion equipment installed in the park in the market.
There was a blast in the city of Sadr in July.
Earlier, on July 1 in Baghdad, there was a massive explosion in a busy market. 15 people were injured in this blast. The blast took place when an improvised explosive device kept under a kiosk in the Maridi Bazar area of Sadr City, a suburb in the eastern part of the capital, exploded. The Iraqi military said the wounded suffered minor injuries and most were discharged from hospital immediately after treatment. The Iraqi army statement said that security forces have started an investigation to find out those responsible behind the attack.
Cylinder explosion in June
At the same time, in the month of June, there was a tremendous explosion in a restaurant located in the capital. On June 4, the blast took place in an area located in the northwest of the capital. Three people died in the explosion in the restaurant, while 16 people were injured. Iraq’s military said in a statement that a gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant near the shrine of Imam Musa al-Qadim, revered by Shia Muslims, in the capital’s Kadhamiyah district. In this information about the injured people was given, while not much information was shared about the incident.
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