At least 38 people were killed and more than 100 were injured after twin suicide explosions ripped through the busy Al Tayran Square in Baghdad on Monday morning, Al Jazeera reported, quoting the police and medical workers. The toll had risen since the Health Ministry said 26 died in the blasts.
Two suicide bombers detonated the explosives-laden belts at the crowded site in Central Baghdad, Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesperson Saad Maan said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet.
Monday’s suicide blasts were the most serious of the attacks in Iraq since Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State group in December 2017.