At least 4 killed in Baghdad market blast

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:23 pm IST

Published - July 17, 2014 05:08 pm IST - BAGHDAD

A bomb hidden in a wooden cart exploded near a Shia mosque in one of Baghdad’s largest markets on Thursday, killing at least four people, officials said.

The Shorja Market is a sprawling open air emporium and one of the most popular places for residents of the Iraqi capital to buy foodstuffs, clothes and electronics. Over the past decade, it has been a frequent target for bombings.

A police officer said that Thursday’s blast struck in the early afternoon, wounding 12 people in addition to the four killed.

A medical official in Baghdad confirmed the casualty figures.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief the media.

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