19 killed, 41 wounded in bomb attack in Baghdad

19 killed in bomb attack in Baghdad
Baghdad, June 27:  At least 19 people were killed and 41 were wounded in a bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital on Thusday, a police source said.

A suicide bomber blew up himself at a popular market in a Shiite-majority of Kadhimiyah area, north of Baghdad, leaving 19 people dead and 41 others injured, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Iraq is witnessing some of its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, were killed in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years.

The country is also under the attack of Sunni militants who are capturing major cities after a fallout with the Iraqi government.


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