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Iraq: Baghdad residents light candles for victims at scene of double suicide bombing02:59

Iraq: Baghdad residents light candles for victims at scene of double suicide bombing

Iraq, Baghdad
January 22, 2021 at 04:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Locals gathered to light candles and pray at the scene of the deadly double suicide bombing that earlier in the day left 32 dead and 110 wounded in Baghdad on Thursday night.

Mourners were seen holding a candle-lit vigil at the blast site at a busy market in Tayaran Square where bloodstains as well as clothing belonging to the victims could still be seen.

"Our demands are not many. We do not want anything. We went out for demonstrations: They killed us. We stayed home and did nothing: They killed us. And the kidnappings. We did not ask for anything. We just want to live," stressed one local.

Responsibility for the attack, which was the biggest to hit the Iraqi capital in years, was claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) later in the day.

Iraq: Baghdad residents light candles for victims at scene of double suicide bombing02:59
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Locals gathered to light candles and pray at the scene of the deadly double suicide bombing that earlier in the day left 32 dead and 110 wounded in Baghdad on Thursday night.

Mourners were seen holding a candle-lit vigil at the blast site at a busy market in Tayaran Square where bloodstains as well as clothing belonging to the victims could still be seen.

"Our demands are not many. We do not want anything. We went out for demonstrations: They killed us. We stayed home and did nothing: They killed us. And the kidnappings. We did not ask for anything. We just want to live," stressed one local.

Responsibility for the attack, which was the biggest to hit the Iraqi capital in years, was claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) later in the day.