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Massive explosion kills 25, injures dozens in Iraq capital

12 July 2016 11:33

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At least 25 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after a powerful car bomb explosion struck a busy market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The vegetable market, located in the northern neighborhood of Rashidiyah, was crowded with people when it came under attack on Tuesday morning.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the fatal incident.

Baghdad has seen a dramatic rise in such terror attacks over the past weeks, most of them claimed by the Takfiri Daesh terror group.

In the deadliest incident, nearly 300 people lost their lives after a bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a shopping district in the Iraqi capital’s Karrada neighborhood. Daesh claimed that assault.

The Karrada bombing is said to be the deadliest to hit the city since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003.

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