Death toll from Baghdad blast up to 25

Baghdad, Iraq

© APA | Baghdad, Iraq

# 19 July 2021 22:23 (UTC +04:00)

The death toll from a blast in Baghdad has risen to 25, and 47 more people received wounds, APA reports citing Shafaq News.

According to earlier reports, the bomb went off in a crowded marketplace in Baghdad’s Madinat al-Sadr Shia neighborhood. Several trade pavilions caught fire after the explosion.

According to local law enforcement agencies, it was a terror attack with the use of an improvised explosive device. The police don’t rule out that the attack was committed by a suicide bomber, Shafaq News said.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered to conduct a probe and to detain the commander of a police unit in Madinat al-Sadr.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the blast.