Twin blasts kill 24 in Baghdad


NewsGram Staff Writer

Baghdad:  Two powerful suicide car bomb blasts in the city killed 24 persons and left 61 others injured on Saturday.

“The latest reports said that 24 people were killed and 61 others wounded by the two suicide car bomb attacks in Kadhmiyah district,” the source told Xinhua news agency on condition of anonymity.

The attacks occurred at Baghdad’s crowded Adan Square area when one suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car, the source said.

Shortly after the first blast, another suicide bomber blew up his car bomb some 50 meters away from the site of the first blast, the source added.

Iraq has been witnessing some of the worst violence in years. According to a recent United Nations report, terrorism and violence left at least 12,282 civilians dead and 23,126 injured in 2014, making it the deadliest year since the flare-up of sectarian violence in 2006-2007.

(With inputs from IANS)