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Twin Suicide Bombings Rock Central Baghdad, At Least 32 Dead

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Security forces work at the site of a deadly bomb attack in a market selling used clothes, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Twin suicide bombings hit Iraq's capital Thursday killing and wounding civilians, police and state TV said.

(AP) — Officials say twin suicide bombings have ripped through a busy market in Iraq’s capital, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens.

The rare suicide bombing attack Thursday hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis.

Blood smeared the pavement of the busy market amid piles of clothes and shoes as survivors took stock of the disarray. Iraq’s health minister said at least 32 people were killed and 110 were wounded in the attack. Some of the wounded were in serious condition.

 

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