28 Feb '16, 4pm

Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59

Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59

Iraqi security forces celebrate on Jan. 19, 2016, as they hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured in Ramadi, Iraq. Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition say the government has regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts. (Photo: AP) BAGHDAD — Militants attacked an outdoor market on Sunday in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 59 people and wounding nearly 100, officials said. A bomb ripped through the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, a police officer said. Minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up amid the crowd that had gathered at the site of the first bombing, he added. Interior Ministry spokesman Sad Main said the bombings killed 38 people and wounded another 62. Multiple hospital officials later increased the casualty toll to 59 dead and 95 wounded. All off...

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