Twin suicide attack killed 35, injured about 100 in Baghdad - UPDATED-2

Twin suicide attack killed 35, injured about 100 in Baghdad - UPDATED-2
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The number of people killed in a terrorist attack in the center of Baghdad on Thursday has risen to 35, said Iraqi sources, adding that about 100 people have been injured, APA reports citing Al Arabiya TV channel.

The channel informed earlier that two blasts were heard at a central square in Baghdad where a market is located. According to an Iraqi army official, "the terrorist attack was committed by two suicide bombers who blew themselves up when they were chased by law enforcement officers."

 

*** 13:48

Two loud blasts had been heard today Thursday in Baghdad resulted in at least 28 dead and more than 73 injuries, APA reports.

A Security source told Shafaq News Agency, that two blasts hit Bab al-Sharqi district in the capital Baghdad.

The first blast hit when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Tayaran Square, while the other took place near Granada cinema

the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, said in a statement, " twin terrorist attacks in the Bab al-Sharqi district in Baghdad, Thursday morning, when two suicide bombers blew themselves up which killed and injures many civilians”

***13:42

A twin suicide bombing killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 30 in a Baghdad market on Thursday in the first such attack in years, security and medical sources said, APA reports citing Reuters.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

***13:05

A suicide attacker using an explosive vest killed three people and injured 16 in central Baghdad market, police and medical sources said on Thursday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Police sources said death toll from the attack inside a crowded market in Baghdad’s Tayaran square could rise as some wounded were in a critical condition.

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