At least six people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded commercial area in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad on Thursday, January 21, Iraq officials say.
According to Iraqi media, the attacker detonated an explosive belt at a clothing market in Tayaran Square.
Minutes later, there were also reports of a second explosion nearby, making it the first time such a type of attack has happened in the city for for over 18months.
Baghdad has witnessed almost no such attacks since Iraqi forces and a U.S.-backed coalition drove the Islamic State militant group from territory it controlled in Iraq in 2017.
The last deadly suicide blast in the Iraqi capital took place in January 2018, also at Tayaran Square, killing at least 27 people.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks as at press time.