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Dozens killed in Baghdad suicide bombings

It is unclear who was behind the twin attacks in a crowded part of Baghdad. Such incidents are less common in the Iraqi capital than they were in years prior.
A picture shows the scene of a twin suicide bombing on a bustling commercial street in the heart of Baghdad on January 21, 2021. - The toll in a twin suicide bombing in an open-air Baghdad market morning topped 20 dead and 40 wounded, an interior ministry official told AFP. The ministry said the first suicide bomber had rushed into the market and claimed to feel sick, so that people would gather around him. He then detonated his explosives. (Photo by Sabah ARAR / AFP) (Photo by SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Imag

Two explosions rocked Baghdad on Thursday, killing and injuring dozens of people.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up while being chased by security forces in the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area of central Baghdad, Iraqi military spokesman Yehia Rasool said in a statement. As of late Thursday afternoon local time, 32 people had died and 110 were injured, the Ministry of Health reported.

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