Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Attack on Shiite Area in Baghdad Kills 12, Wounds 40

BAGHDAD – At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday and 40 others wounded in a new car bomb attack on a popular market in the Shiite-dominated city of Sadr, east of Baghdad.

Security officials told EFE that the explosion caused damage to numerous shops and vehicles parked nearby.

Security officials did not rule out an increase in the death toll due to the serious condition of the wounded.

Last week, a car bomb attack took place in the same market and left 64 people dead.

This is the third attack on Tuesday in Baghdad, following a double attack on a market on the northeastern neighborhood of al-Shaab and a car bomb explosion in al-Rashid area.

The two earlier attacks killed at least 20 people.

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