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Iran Press TV

Bomb blast kills 10 south of Baghdad

Iran Press TV

Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:17AM

A bomb planted in a car has exploded in an area to the south of the Iraqi capital, killing at least ten people and injuring 25 others.

The bombing occurred when a convoy of volunteer Shia fighters was passing by in the al-Yusefiyah district 15 kilometers south of Baghdad.

The victims included the Shia fighters as well as police forces and civilians nearby.

In a separate development, a gas cylinder has exploded in a central district in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, injuring at least four people.

The sound of the explosion, which occurred in the al-Salehiyah district of Baghdad, initially led to speculations that another terrorist attack had been carried out in the Iraqi capital, where such bombings have become a routine feature of daily life, particularly over the past weeks.

Later reports, however, clarified that the explosion was merely from a gas cylinder.

The residents of Baghdad have seen such terrorist bombings almost since the US invaded their country in 2003. The loss of life and property damage have occurred almost daily.

Just on Sunday, a massive explosion targeted a mourning procession in Baghdad, killing at least six people.

A day earlier, a similar incident had claimed the lives of over 50 people in al-Sha'ab district of the Iraqi capital. The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group said it was behind that bombing.

Iraq has been the scene of a campaign of terror by Daesh.

Last week, at least nine people lost their lives after a bomber set off his explosives in the east of the Iraqi capital.

The Takfiri group unleashed its campaign of death and destruction against the country in 2014, seizing the northern city of Mosul and declaring it as its so-called headquarters. A large and multi-faceted operation is due to liberate the city.

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