Baghdad Bombing Kills 11, Injures 50 Just Days into Ramadan

Published May 30th, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
People gather around the incident site as security forces cordon the area after a road-side parked car-bomb attack in Karrada district of Baghdad, Iraq on May 29, 2017. (AFP/Mehmet Hapitoglu)
People gather around the incident site as security forces cordon the area after a road-side parked car-bomb attack in Karrada district of Baghdad, Iraq on May 29, 2017. (AFP/Mehmet Hapitoglu)

At least 11 people were killed and 50 others injured after a car bomb exploded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, security officials said early Tuesday.

The attack was apparently carried out using remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car in the city center, the officials said.

The bomb hit the central Karadah district. Security forces have cordoned off the area as ambulances carried the victims to nearby hospitals.

Tuesday’s bomb attack came only days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours.

No group has claimed responsibility, but Daesh has responded with acts of mass violence to the rising pressure it has faced in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul by army-led forces since October last year.

By Haidar Hadi


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