Iraqi officials: 26 dead in Baghdad market bomb attacks

Iraqi officials say 26 killed, 58 wounded in Baghdad market bombings

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Bombs that targeted busy markets in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, on Wednesday, has left 26 dead and 58 wounded, according to Iraqi authorities.

Two bombs blasted in Iraq’s Shia-dense areas.

Officials say the first bomb killed 18, and wounded 36 in Al Bayaa, southwest of Baghdad.

The second, was a car bomb that blasted in the northeastern region of Al Shaab, killing another 22 people.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicions are drawn towards ISIS, as the group frequently carries out such attacks, especially targeting Shia areas of the country.

The group attacked another market on Friday, in Iraq’s east, in which 115 people died.

Violence has always prevailed in war-torn Iraq, especially with sectarian violence since the last decade.

The amount of bloodshed however has levelled up since ISIS’ insurgency, stretching from eastern Syria to northern and western Iraq.

TRTWorld and agencies