Bhagdad, June 9: At least 8 people were killed and over 30 wounded after a massive blast rocked Bhagdad, capital city of Iraq. The explosion was reported on Thursday in Baghdad’s Al-Jidida, an eastern district of Bhagdad. According to initial reports, the blast targeted a commercial street in the area. Pictures and videos shared by local residents on social media reveal a huge column of black smoke billowing over the area.
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As per the reports, the bomb was placed in a car. The explosion took place at a time when Iraqi forces are trying to dislodge Islamic State militants from Falluja, their stronghold just west of Baghdad. According to Al Mayadin TV, another blast took place near a military base in the north Bhagdad. The report further says the total death toll from the two incidents stands at 25 while over 60 are injured. (ALSO READ: ISIS suicide bombers attack Iraq military base, 15 killed) Also Read - International Flights: Air India Plans To Operate Special Flight From Basra To New Delhi On September 17 | Details Here
At least 70 people were killed in a string of bombings inside and outside the Iraqi capital as well as in Sadr City on May 17. Islamic State militants had claimed the responsibility of the terror strike.