Nearly 60 killed in twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market

February 29, 2016 3:08 AM

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Nearly 60 killed in twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market

BAGHDAD -- Militants attacked an outdoor market on Sunday in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 59 people and wounding nearly 100, officials said.

A bomb ripped through the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, a police officer said. Minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up amid the crowd that had gathered at the site of the first bombing, he added.

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