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Dozens Killed in Suicide Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad

Sputnik News

12:39 02.01.2017(updated 15:46 02.01.2017)

At least 32 people were killed in a suicide car bomb blast in the Iraqi capital, AFP news agency reported citing police. However, local Al Sumaraya TV channel reported that the number of casualties in the attack is at least 20.

At least 61 were wounded in the attack on the outskirts of Baghdad, Sadr City district, AFP reported.

A car bomb exploded in the 55 square in a quarter, which is predominantly populated by Shiite Muslims. Many buildings located near the site of the explosion have been damaged.

Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, Rudaw news outlet reported.

The blasts occurred while French president Francois Hollande was in Baghdad on a visit to meet with Prime Minister Haider Abadi and President Fuad Masum.

On Monday, a car bomb in the center of the city killed and wounded 7 people, and an explosion near Jawadir hospital killed 11 people.


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