Seven people were killed and injured Monday in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

In statements to Baghdad Today news website, the source said, “An explosive charge went off at a busy street market at al-Tarmia area in northern Baghdad.”

“The explosion left one person dead and six others injured,” the source added.

“Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the body to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source noted, stressing that security forces cordoned off the blast site and prevented passers-by from approaching.

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