VIDEO: Iraq Mourns Victims of Baghdad Suicide Bombing

Sat Dec 31, 2016 18:54:23

Relatives and friends on Saturday attended the funerals of victims of two bombings that left at least 28 dead in the Iraqi capital earlier in the day.

Alalam - Iraq

The explosions that targeted a market in central Baghdad also wounded at least 54, according to police and medical officials.

Details were sketchy in the immediate aftermath of the early morning blasts in the busy al-Sinak market.

Police at first said a pair of back-to-back roadside bombs exploded.

Later, a police official said a roadside bomb exploded first, followed by a suicide bomber detonating his device amid the crowd that had gathered.

Finally, police concluded that the carnage was the work of a pair of suicide bombers.

The ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) later claimed responsibility for the attacks, confirming that the blasts came from a pair of suicide bombers, AP reported.



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