Iraq Bombings

Twin Suicide Attack in Baghdad Kills at Least 28

Twin Suicide Attack in Baghdad Kills at Least  28

A twin suicide bombing in Baghdad

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At least 28 people were killed and scores were injured this morning following a twin suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq's capital. It was the first suicide bombing to strike the city in almost two years, and the first to hit the same commercial area in three years, shortly after Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi had claimed victory over Daesh.

 

According to the Iraq News Agency (INA), which quoted Brigadier General Hazem Al-Azzawi, director of the Baghdad Operations Command, the' double explosion' hit a busy market in the Bab Al-Shajri area near Tayaran Square. It is suspected that two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at an outdoor second-hand clothing auction.


Iraq's Ministry of Health has announced that all Baghdad hospitals have been mobilized to treat the wounded.


While no one has claimed responsibility yet, Daesh and its predecessor, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, have mainly used the technique in recent years. At the end of 2017, Daesh was said to have been defeated, while its remnants remain dispersed throughout Iraq and eastern Syria.


While no one has claimed responsibility yet, Daesh and its predecessor, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, have mainly used the technique in recent years. At the end of 2017, Daesh was said to have been defeated, while its remnants remain dispersed throughout Iraq and eastern Syria.


Only days after the government unanimously voted to postpone the country's general elections to October this year, the new bombings are coming. They had been scheduled for June 6th.


After taking office last year, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi vowed to hold early elections to appease anti-government demonstrators demanding a reform of the country's political system and an end to systemic corruption and inadequate public services.

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