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Global News published this video item, entitled “Twin suicide bombing kills at least 28 in Baghdad market” – below is their description.
A twin suicide bombing in a Baghdad market Thursday killed at least 28 people, the first such attack in years, Iraq’s civil defence chief said.
The Iraqi military said two attackers wearing explosive vests had blown themselves up among shoppers at a crowded market in Tayaran Square in central Baghdad. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
“There is no (official) declaration, but for sure, maybe the terrorist organization, Islamic State, is behind this criminal incident,” Civil Defence chief Major General Kadhim Salman told reporters.
Speaking at the scene of the bombings, Salman said the death toll had risen to 28 from 23 initially reported, with 73 more people wounded.
Police sources said Iraqi security forces had been deployed and key roads blocked to prevent possible further attacks.
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In This Story: Iraq
Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.
Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.
Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.