UGC: Smoke billows after Baghdad market explosion
24 April 2021 | 4:49 pm
Smoke billows at the scene of an explosion at a marketplace in Baghdad's densely populated majority-Shiite Sadr City. The army reported one civilian killed and 12 injured. They did not say who or what caused it.
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The attack was claimed by an Anglophone separatist group that wants to break away from the majority French-speaking country.
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