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World Iraq: Roadside bomb kills 10 in Baghdad

21:34  19 july  2021
21:34  19 july  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

Iran opposition says Raisi victory shows regime weakness

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A roadside bomb attack targeted a Baghdad suburb on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 20 others, two Iraqi security officials said.

a group of people walking down the street: There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the armed group ISIL (ISIS) has claimed similar attacks in the area before [File: AFP] © Provided by Al Jazeera There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the armed group ISIL (ISIS) has claimed similar attacks in the area before [File: AFP]

The attack took place in a busy market of Sadr City, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. It happened a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday when the market is busy with shoppers.

“A terror attack using a locally-made IED [improvised explosive device] in Woheilat Market in Sadr City, in east Baghdad, left several victims dead and others injured,” Iraq’s interior ministry said in a statement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the armed group ISIL (ISIS) has claimed similar attacks in the area before.

It was the third time this year that a bomb hit a market in the densely populated neighbourhood. In April, at least four people were killed in a car bomb attack in Sadr City. That blast was caused by an explosive device attached to a parked car at the market.

Syrian air defences ‘intercept’ Israeli attack over Aleppo .
Israeli air attacks reportedly targeted Iranian Revolutionary Guard bases and weapons plant in al-Safira area of Aleppo.“At around 23:37 on Monday [20:37 GMT]  … the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial attack towards southeast Aleppo, targeting positions in the al-Safira area,” Syrian state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying

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