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Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 25, Wounds 63, Says Government

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq January 15, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Khalid al Mousily

Baghdad: At least 25 people were killed and 63 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi health ministry said on its Facebook page.

The attack targeted Aviation Square, a commercial area of Baghdad, the interior ministry said in a statement. It was carried out by two men who detonated vests packed with explosives, it said.

Iraq declared victory last month over the ISIS group that took control of nearly a third of Iraq three years ago, but the militants continue to carry out attacks and bombings in different parts of the country.

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