Two blasts at Iraqi casino kill 20, wound 50

Published January 11th, 2016 - 06:14 GMT

Reuters reports that two blasts at a casino in eastern Iraq have killed at least 20 and wounded 50.

A suicide bomber detonated a vest full of explosives inside a casino in Muqdadiya, 50 miles northeast of Baghdad. According to Reuters, a car bomb exploded outside as medical personnel gathered to tend to the wounded after the first blast.

This attack comes two hours after a car bomb exploded and gunmen invaded the Jawaher mall in eastern Baghdad.

No group has claimed the attacks. Iraqi security forces are responding to both situations.

More to follow...


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