Bomb blast near popular market in Baghdad, 6 casualties

Bomb blast near popular market in Baghdad, 6 casualties
Iraqi firefighters distinguish a fire at the scene of a bomb blast in Baghdad.

Baghdad ( A police source revealed that a civilian was killed and five others were injured in a bomb blast near a popular market, southeast of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “An improvised explosive device, emplaced on the roadside near a popular market in al-Wardiyah area in Madain District, southeast of Baghdad, exploded, killing one civilian and wounding five others.”

“Security forces arrived in the area of incident, while transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, unidentified armed men launched an attack, using medium weapons, on a checkpoint belonging to al-Hashd al-Ashaeri in al-Yusufiyah area, south of Baghdad, killing a volunteer soldier and wounding two others.

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