New attack in Baghdad’s Shiite neighborhood – 30 dead, 60 more wounded

Another terrorist attack took place in Iraq on July 19, killing dozens of people as an explosive device went off in a market in Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad

New attack in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood - 30 dead, 60 more wounded

According to the TV channel Al Arabiya, it was detonated by a suicide bomber with a so-called “shahid’s belt”. About 30 people were killed at the scene and about 60 others were wounded.

The large number of casualties is due to the fact that on the eve of one of the main Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha (Eid al-Adha), many Iraqis came to the market to buy goods.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qadimi has announced an investigation into the incident and ordered the detention of the commander of a unit of federal police forces in Madinat al-Sadr.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the tragedy. This is far from the first bombing this year in a market in a densely populated area of the Iraqi capital.

The site, which is located in the Shiite neighbourhood of Baghdad, has become a favourite target for terrorist groups, of which there have been a great many in Iraq in recent years.

The previous attack in Sadr City took place on June 30. The attack on the Baghdad marketplace injured at least 15 people


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