At least 28 killed and 54 hurt as two bombs detonated by Islamic State suicide bombers tear through a crowded market in Baghdad

Saturday, December 31, 2016
By Paul Martin

The attacks happened early on Saturday morning in Al-Sinaq in the Iraqi capital
Police said the twin blasts were caused by a pair of suicide bombers
The busy wholesale marketplace was packed at the time with daily labourers
Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement

31 December 2016

At least 28 people have been killed and 54 more injured after two bomb blasts ripped through a crowded marketplace in central Baghdad, Iraqi officials have said.

The attacks happened early on Saturday morning in Al-Sinaq, a busy market selling car accessories, food and clothes as well as agricultural seeds and machinery.

Details were sketchy in the immediate aftermath of the blasts, with conflicting reports as to the cause of the explosions.

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