According to earlier reports, the bomb went off in a crowded marketplace in Baghdad’s Madinat al-Sadr Shia neighborhood. Several trade pavilions caught fire after the explosion.
According to local law enforcement agencies, it was a terror attack with the use of an improvised explosive device. The police don’t rule out that the attack was committed by a suicide bomber, Shafaq News said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered to conduct a probe and to detain the commander of a police unit in Madinat al-Sadr.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the blast.