13 dead, wounded in bomb blast near popular stadium south of Baghdad

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

( Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday, that 13 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast that took place in al-Mada’an District south of Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement followed by, “This afternoon, an explosive device went off near a popular football stadium in the area of al-Khanasa located in the district of al-Mada’an south of Baghdad,” pointing out that, “The blast resulted in killing two persons and wounding 11 others.”

The source also added, “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment and the two dead bodies to the forensic medicine authority.”

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