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21 killed, 33 wounded in bombing at Baghdad market

At least 21 people were killed and 33 wounded in a bomb blast in a busy market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a medical source tells AFP.

The blast in the densely populated majority-Shiite suburb of Sadr City came as shoppers crowded the market buying food ahead of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

Video footage shared on social media after the blast shows bloodied victims and people screaming in terror.

An interior ministry source says four women and four children were among those killed.

“A terror attack using a locally-made IED (improvised explosive device) in Woheilat Market in Sadr City, in east Baghdad, left several victims dead and others injured,” Iraq’s interior ministry says in a statement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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