13 killed, many injured in two overnight blasts in Iraqi capital


Baghdad: At least 13 persons were killed and 30 others injured in two overnight bomb explosions near a central Baghdad’s shopping mall in Iraq, security officials said.

“One of the blasts came from a car parked outside the shopping complex and the other one was caused by an explosive laden-vehicle, which was being driven by a suicide bomber, near Al Nakheel Mall on Palestine Street,” said a senior Baghdad police official.

The explosions took place in late night hours on Friday last and caused damaged to the mall shattering windows and fence surrounding it, apart from the loss of lives.

Other highlights:

  • These two blasts were the latest in a series of fatal attacks including one that killed at least 300 people in Baghdad in July last.
  •  Several photographers were prevented from taking pictures of the spot by staffers of a private security company guarding the mall the next morning.
  • The responsibility of the twin blasts was not immediately claimed by any of the terror outfits.
  • Most of the earlier attacks in the country were, however, claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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