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Iraq: Liquor store explodes in Baghdad

Alcoholic beverages in an ice bucket, 29 October 2019 [Pixabay]
Alcoholic beverages in an ice bucket, 29 October 2019 [Pixabay]

A store selling alcoholic beverages in the centre of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad was attacked yesterday.

"A home-made audio device that was placed near a store selling alcoholic drinks within the swimming pool intersection in Karrada, exploded earlier today," a security source told Alsumaria, adding that there were no injuries reported.

There was a proposal to ban alcohol in Iraq in 2016. It was dropped less than a year later, but a 200 per cent tax on alcohol was introduced in the 2018 budget.

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