22 killed, dozens wounded in Baghdad market blast

Originally posted to The Middle East Monitor website, 20 July 2021

At least 22 people were killed and 47 others injured in an explosion in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, health officials said.

The blast took place in the al-Wuhaylat public market, Sadr City district during rush hour. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi ordered the authorities to initiate an investigation, and bring the perpetrators to account.

Link to the original post: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210720-22-killed-dozens-wounded-in-baghdad-market-blast/

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