Suicide Attack in Central Baghdad: 28 killed in two suicide bombings in Iraq market
Rare suicide attack in central Baghdad: A suicide attack took place in central Baghdad on Thursday, killing more than 20 people. The condition of many of the injured is critical. This information is being provided by the Ministry. Further details are awaited.
Two suicide bombings in Iraq's crowded market killed 28 people, injuring 73. The bombings occurred in the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area of central Baghdad. Political tension is underway in Iraq for early elections and poor economic condition. There was a painful scene in the area after the explosion. Blood was scattered all around. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to the Iraqi army, 28 people have died in the attack. The condition of many of the 73 injured remains critical. The explosion occurred when suicide bombers were being pursued by the army. These attackers rushed into the crowded market of Teirana area and lay down as an excuse to get sick. Later blew himself up with a bomb. The explosions were so powerful that people around them were hit. The suicide bombings occurred in Iraq after three years. The same area bombing took place in 2018, when the then Prime Minister Hyder Al Abadi announced victory over the Islamic State.
Police officials said two blasts occurred at the commercial center in central Baghdad. Iraqi State Television reported that it was a suicide blast. This is the first attack of this year in the busy commercial area of Baghdad, an official said on condition of anonymity. Let me tell you that there is political tension in Iraq these days and elections are to be held in October.
Security officials said that this is the first suicide attack in the last two years. According to him, there were 2 attackers who carried out this incident. The first attacker entered the market, pretending to be ill, and asking for help. The second attacker came on a motorbike. In 2005 to 2007, double explosions were common.
#UPDATE A rare twin suicide bombing killed nearly 30 people in central #Baghdad on Thursday, Iraqi state media said, the deadliest attack in the city in three years https://t.co/oG9qohC56y #BaghdadBombing pic.twitter.com/GuaVTGogRc — AFP News Agency (@AFP) January 21, 2021