Iraq: Explosion at Baghdad’s Sadr City injures at least 15


An explosion in a crowded Baghdad market on Wednesday injured at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said.

The military confirmed the blast went off in Sadr City, a mostly Shiite section of the Iraqi capital. The same Baghdad area was targeted in April when a car bombing claimed by the Islamic State (IS) killed four people and wounded 20 others.

Twin suicide bombings tore through a crowded shopping area near Tayaran Square in January, killing more than 30 and injuring over 110 people. IS claimed responsibility for what was Baghdad’s deadliest attack in three years.

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Source: Al Monitor