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22 killed, dozens wounded in Baghdad market blast

Iraqi security forces and citizens inspect the site after a blast at Al-Wahilat market in Sadr district of Baghdad, Iraq on July 19, 2021. It is reported that 22 were killed and 47 injured [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]
Iraqi security forces and citizens inspect the site after a blast at Al-Wahilat market in Sadr district of Baghdad, Iraq on July 19, 2021. It is reported that 22 were killed and 47 injured [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]

At least 22 people were killed and 47 others injured in an explosion in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, health officials said.

The blast took place in the al-Wuhaylat public market, Sadr City district during rush hour. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi ordered the authorities to initiate an investigation, and bring the perpetrators to account.

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