Daesh claimed responsibility for double bombing
Two bombers detonated themselves near spare parts shops in Al-Sinak market in central Baghdad, police officer Ahmed Khalaf told Anadolu Agency.
Hamid al-Gammal of the Baghdad health department said 24 people were killed, including the two bombers.
“At least 38 people were also injured in the bombing,” he said.
The Al-Sinak market is usually teeming with shoppers and daily laborers unloading vans and wheeling carts around.
Daesh terrorist group has swiftly claimed responsibility for the double attack.
The Daesh-linked Amaq news agency said the bombing had targeted a gathering of Shias in the Iraqi capital.
Saturday’s bombing came amid a wide-ranging offensive launched by the Iraqi army to recapture Mosul from the Daesh terrorist group.
Iraq’s second largest city in terms of population, Mosul was overrun – along vast swathes of territory in both northern and western Iraq – by Daesh in 2014.