A twin suicide bomb attack at a second-hand clothes market in the busy Tayaran Square of Baghdad, Iraq, resulted in at least 32 deaths and some 100 injuries. According to a statement by the interior ministry, the first bomber claimed to feel sick in the stomach. When he fell over and people gathered around him, he detonated an explosive belt. The second suicide bomber detonated his explosives as a small crowd gathered to help those injured in the initial blast. In January 2018, a suicide attack killed 35 people in the same square.
As of now, no person or organization has claimed responsibility over the attack, though some Iraqi officials suspect that the Islamic State militant group may be behind the latest attack. Although the Iraqi government declared victory in its war against the militant group at the end of 2017, low-level insurgencies are still presently waged by sleeper cells and splinter groups in the nation, primarily in rural regions targeting security forces.
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