A car bombing in the Sadr City district in Baghdad left four people dead and 17 wounded Thursday, Reuters reported.
Iraqi police said that the bomb was in a car parked at a busy second-hand equipment market in the Shi’ite Muslim district, according to the Reuters report.
Videos of the incident showed black smoke rising from the market area.
#BREAKING A military statement said that according to preliminary investigation one person was killed and 12 injured in the explosion in the city’s Sadr City area #Iraq #Baghdad #bomb #بغداد #مدينه_الصدرhttps://t.co/ndWJkcDbaX pic.twitter.com/6BvHqdIdmy— ILKHA (@IlkhaAgency) April 15, 2021
No group immediately claimed responsibility.
It was the second bomb attack in Baghdad this year after a pause in such attacks since 2017, Reuters reported. ISIS militants claimed to have bombed a crowded Baghdad market in January, killing 32 people.