Central Baghdad market blasts kill at least 27

Two suicide bombers attacked Baghdad's central Al-Sinek neighbourhood killing at least 27 people and wounding 53, a police colonel saidTwin bomb blasts ripped through a busy market area in central Baghdad Saturday, police said, shattering a relative lull in attacks in the capital and marring preparations for New Year celebrations. Two suicide bombers attacked the Al-Sinek area, killing at least 27 people and wounding 53, a police colonel said. “Many of the victims were people from the spare parts shops in the area, they were gathered near a cart selling breakfast when the explosions went off,” said Ibrahim Mohammed Ali, who owns a nearby shop.

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