Twin bombings in Baghdad; 28 killed; 73 people were injured

Baghdad: Double suicide attack in Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The attack killed 28 people and injured 73 others. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowded market in Bab al-Sharqi, central Baghdad. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Iraqi military sources said some of the wounded were in critical condition and the death toll could rise. But no further details have been officially released.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in Tayaran Square near the market. This is the first terrorist attack in Baghdad in three years. The bomber struck shortly after noon in 2018, shortly after the victory declaration against ISIS. Authorities said the attack was modeled on a previous IS attack. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a gathering of Iraqi government officials. The main demand of the anti-government protesters was to hold the elections earlier.

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Last Updated Jan 21, 2021 5:34 PM IST

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