At Least 20 People Killed, 110 Wounded In Double Bombing In Iraqi Capital

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At Least 20 People Killed, 110 Wounded In Double Bombing In Iraqi Capital

People look for missing victims after explosions in Sadr City, Baghdad on June 6, 2018. Photo: Ali Abdul Hassan | AP

On June 6, at least 20 people were killed and 110 others wounded in a double bombing near a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, according to reports in the Iraqi media.

“Two bombs went off near an ammunition cache placed in a Shiite mosque in the Shiite bastion of Sadr City in Baghdad, leaving 20 people killed so far,” Alghad Press quoted a security source.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, local media and authorities say that ISIS may have likely been behind the attack.

Sadr City is a stronghold of the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won a parliamentary election in Iraq, which took place on May 12.

Al-Sadr condemned the attack and announced that he has ordered a committee to investigate.

“While his Eminence strongly condemns this bombing, his Eminence calls on our people in the Sadr City to be patient, control themselves and take away the opportunity from the enemies who take advantage of chances to jump on any improvement in the security or political situation,” Sadr’s office said in a statement.

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