Two Suicide Bombings Kill At Least 28 at Baghdad Market

Iraq has now reported at least 28 deaths in the two suicide bombings at a market in Baghdad on Thursday, authorities said.

Iraq has now reported at least 28 deaths in the two suicide bombings at a market in Baghdad on Thursday, authorities said.

Civil Defense head Major General Kadhim Salman said that “Daesh terrorist groups might be standing behind the attacks,” referring to the Islamic State.

Authorities reported that two individuals wore explosive vests which they triggered in a market in Tayaran Square, wounding 73 others.

Meanwhile Iraqi President Barham Salih wrote on Twitter, “The two terrorist explosions against the safe citizens of Baghdad, at this time, confirm the endeavor of dark groups to target the great national needs; And the aspirations of our people for a peaceful future.”

“We stand firmly against these rogue attempts to destabilize our country. We ask God to provide mercy to the victims and to heal the wounded,” he added.

There have yet to be claims of responsibility for the attacks.


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