Baghdad's first suicide bombing in almost 2 years kill at least 32 people

by Laura Mize · Jan 21st, 2021 2:07 pm

Last Updated Jan 21st, 2021 at 11:10 pm

A pair of suicide bombings carried out in a busy marketplace in central Baghdad on Thursday has killed at least 32 people, and injuring 110 others.

The strikes are the first suicide attacks in the city in nearly two years. Baghdad security officers caught on to the suicide bombers before the attacks but were unable to stop them from detonating their devices.

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The attacks have some similarities to Sunni jihadi strikes carried out in the past, but no one has claimed responsibility for the tragedies.

Iraqi President Barham Salih condemned the bombings on Twitter.

"The twin terrorist bombings against the safe citizens of Baghdad at this time confirm the attempts and endeavors by dark groups to target the national needs and aspirations of the Iraqi people for a peaceful future," he wrote. "We stand firmly against these rogue attempts to destabilize our country."


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