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Iraq: Roadside bomb kills 10 in Baghdad | Middle East News

It was the third time this year that a bomb hit a market in the densely populated neighbourhood.A roadside bomb attack targeted a Baghdad suburb on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 20 others, two Iraqi security officials said.
The attack took place in a busy market of Sadr City, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. It happened a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday when the market is busy with shoppers.
“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.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the armed group ISIL (ISIS) has claimed similar attacks in the area before.
It was the third time this year that a bomb hit a market in the densely populated neighbourhood. In April, at least four people were killed in a car bomb attack in Sadr City. That blast was caused by an explosive device attached to a parked car at the market.

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