Baghdad: At least twenty eight people were killed and other 15 injured in suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday.
The incident took place in Baghdad’s central zone of Bab Al Sharqi, the Al Sumaria news outlet reported citing a security source.
Earlier, the agency reported sounds of an explosion in the capital’s Bab al-Sheikh area and the Tayeran square.
Military spokesman Yahya Rasool said two suicide bombers detonated their explosives as they were being pursued by security forces.
“According to the latest statistics, 28 people were killed and 73 injured,” he said. “The injured were rushed to the nearby hospitals. Local reports suggest that the number of fatalities will rise as the large number of those injured are in very critical condition.”
“The area of the bombing is back to normal, as if nothing has happened. The movement around the market place is restored. It is busy and the vehicles are moving freely.”