Baghdad market blast kills 23

A bomb exploded in a crowded market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 23 people and wounding 15, officials said.

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Published: Thu 26 Sep 2013, 1:57 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:07 PM

The blast in the Dura area of south Baghdad marks the latest in a spate of attacks at markets, which are frequently targeted by militants seeking to cause maximum casualties.

Sectarian tensions created by the civil war in neighbouring Syria have also fuelled the violence rocking Iraq.

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