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At Least 18 Dead in Explosion at Iraq Market, Security Official Says

Several others were wounded in the bomb blast. (Representational photo)

Several others were wounded in the bomb blast. (Representational photo)

A terror attack using a locally-made IED in Woheilat Market in Sadr City, in east Baghdad, left several victims dead and others injured.

At least 18 people were killed in a bomb blast in a busy market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security official told AFP. Several others were wounded in the bomb blast.

“A terror attack using a locally-made IED (improvised explosive device) in Woheilat Market in Sadr City, in east Baghdad, left several victims dead and others injured," Iraq’s interior ministry said in a statement.

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first published:July 19, 2021, 22:32 IST