13 killed, over 30 injured in Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad

A twin suicide bombing killed at least 13 people and injured more than 30 in a Baghdad market on Thursday in the first such attack in years.

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Suicide bombings have been rare in the Iraqi capital since the defeat of Islamic State in 2017. The last attack took place in January 2018.

The Iraqi military stated that two attackers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up among shoppers at a crowded market in Tayaran Square in central Baghdad. Adding that several people had been killed.

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An interior ministry spokesman said the death toll was at least 13, saying that number was expected to rise as some wounded were in critical condition.

The last deadly suicide blast in the Iraqi capital took place in January 2018, also at Tayaran Square, killing at least 27 people.

-PTC News