At least 20 people have died after a suicide bombing on a busy commercial street in Baghdad today (Thursday).
At least 20 people killed in Baghdad bombing: The bombing has put an end to months of relative calm in the capital. The incident happened in an open-air market this morning with 20 dead and 40 injured according to an interior ministry official. In the rare “twin suicide” mission the first man said he felt sick which gathered people round him. He then detonated his explosives.
A statement from the ministry said as people rushed to help the injured the second man detonated his device. Earlier on Thursday, military spokesman Yahya Rasool claimed that the two suicide bombers detonated their explosives as they were being pursued by security forces. The market, on Tayaran Square, had been busy after lockdown, with people shopping for clothes.
Paramedics worked on the injured while police sealed off the area. The last suicide bombing took place in June 2019 and since then it has been relatively quiet. In January 2018, a suicide bombing in Tayaran Square killed more than 30 people, just a few months before the last parliamentary election.
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