Explosion occurred in the center of Baghdad. 18 people were killed as a result.
#BREAKING Central Baghdad blasts kill at least 18: police— AFP news agency (@AFP) 31 декабря 2016 г.
It was reported by AFP, citing police.
Al Jazzera reports at least 43 were injured. With reference to the social network, the channel informs that the explosion occurred in a crowded store.
As it was reported later, ISIS claimed responsibility for a double attack in Baghdad. This was informed by the television channel Sky News Arabia. It is also reported that the number of victims of terrorist attacks rose to 28 people.
Two explosions occurred in the morning in a busy shopping area of Al-Sinak.
Preliminarily it was reported that bombs were placed on the spot, but later the security forces reported about two suicide bombers.