Suicide bombing in Baghdad: Dozens dead and dozens wounded in an explosion in Iraq’s crowded market | Iraq

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Suicide bombing in Baghdad: Dozens dead and dozens wounded in an explosion in Iraq’s crowded market | Iraq

Security and hospital sources said a suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 60 in a crowded market in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood, on the eve of Eid al-Adha.

Nashir news agency said on Telegram that the Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the attack. She added that one of its fighters detonated his explosive vest in the crowd. Hospital sources said that the death toll may rise because some of the wounded are in critical condition.

The Prime Minister’s Office said in a brief statement that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi held an urgent meeting with senior security leaders to discuss the attack.

People and security forces gather at the site of a bombing in Al-Wahaylat market in Sadr City, Iraq, Monday, July 19, 2021. A roadside bomb attack targeted a Baghdad suburb on Monday, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens in a crowded place.  Iraqi security officials said.  (Associated Press/Khaled Muhammad)
Men and security forces gather at the site of a bombing in Al-Wahailat market in Sadr City, Iraq. Photography: Khaled Mohamed/AFP

President Barham Salih published a tweet in which he said: “With a terrible crime targeting civilians in Sadr City on the eve of Eid… We will not rest until the roots of terrorism are cut off.”

In April, the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a market in Sadr City, Baghdad’s main Shiite neighborhood, that killed four people and wounded 20 others.

The Islamic State also claimed responsibility for Bomb attack in January Which killed more than 30 in the crowded Tayaran Square market in central Baghdad – the first major suicide bombing in Iraq in three years.

Major bomb attacks once occurred almost daily in the Iraqi capital but have waned since the Islamic State group invaded northern and western Iraq. he was defeated in 2017.

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