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At least 55 people were killed and more than 60 others injured on Thursday when a massive car bomb went off in western Baghdad, according to an Iraqi federal police officer, Axar.az reports quoting Anadolu.

The attack targeted a car dealership in Baghdad’s western Al-Bayaa neighborhood, Police Lieutenant Yasser Basem told Anadolu Agency

The bombing comes one day after a similar car-bomb attack in Baghdad’s eastern Sadr City suburb - which also targeted a car dealership - that left 12 people dead.

While no group has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly bombing, the Iraqi authorities typically blame the Daesh terrorist group for such attacks.

Date
2017.02.16 / 22:28
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