At least 13 killed in Baghdad blast
A bomb killed 13 people and injured 33 in the second attack in as many months on Baghdad's Friday morning pet market, police sources said. The explosion hit the Ghazil market in the city centre about an hour before a weekly 11 a.m. vehicle curfew in the Iraqi capital, aimed at protecting mosques during Friday noon prayers.
A police source told Reuters witnesses believed the bomb had been planted in a box that the bomber had punched with air holes to pass it off as a container for birds. On Dec. 1, also a Friday, a car bomb killed three people at Ghazil market.
Bomb attacks killed at least 34 people in Baghdad on Thursday.