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Iraq: Funeral processions held for double suicide bombing victims in Baghdad01:40

Iraq: Funeral processions held for double suicide bombing victims in Baghdad

Iraq, Baghdad
January 21, 2021 at 20:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

A funeral procession was held for the first victims of the twin explosion that rocked a Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 and wounding 110 others.

Relatives could be seen carrying the coffins of the dead as prayers were said. Several wounded survivors could be seen being treated at the Al Kindi Hospital accident and emergency department.

This is the first twin bombing that takes place in Baghdad since January 2018 when an attack that targeted the same area also killed 35 people and injured 90.

One of the two suicide bombers reportedly lured crowds of people towards him by feigning illness before he detonating himself. The second bomber waited until people gathered to help victims and then struck.

No responsibility has been claimed for the attack yet, with several world leaders, including the US, Turkey and Lebanon, condemning the attack.

Iraq: Funeral processions held for double suicide bombing victims in Baghdad01:40
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A funeral procession was held for the first victims of the twin explosion that rocked a Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 and wounding 110 others.

Relatives could be seen carrying the coffins of the dead as prayers were said. Several wounded survivors could be seen being treated at the Al Kindi Hospital accident and emergency department.

This is the first twin bombing that takes place in Baghdad since January 2018 when an attack that targeted the same area also killed 35 people and injured 90.

One of the two suicide bombers reportedly lured crowds of people towards him by feigning illness before he detonating himself. The second bomber waited until people gathered to help victims and then struck.

No responsibility has been claimed for the attack yet, with several world leaders, including the US, Turkey and Lebanon, condemning the attack.

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