Double bomb attack hits Baghdad market

Baku, December 31, AZERTAC

At least 27 people were killed and 57 others wounded as two bombs exploded in the center of Baghdad, according to police officials, Al Jazeera reports.

Police said the blasts went off on Saturday near car spare parts shops in Al Sinak during the morning rush. One of them was triggered by a suicide bomber, the other was a planted explosive, an Interior Ministry official told the Reuters news agency.

The first blast took place at the market's entrance and the second was inside the area, police said.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack.

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