Twin Suicide Bombings Rock Central Baghdad; Over 25 Killed, Several Hurt

Baghdad: Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday killing over 25 people and wounding 73 others, officials said.

The rare suicide bombing attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad.

As per reports, a suicide bomber blew up his explosive belt in a crowded market in Bab al-Sharji area, and a second one detonated a few minutes later in the same market.

The suicide bombings marked the first in three years to target Baghdad’s bustling commercial area. A suicide bomb attack took place in the same area in 2018 shortly after then-Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State group.

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