Baghdad Bombing Kills at Least 10, Wounds Dozens

Tanker was in a garage near a football stadium

A gas tanker bombing tore through eastern Baghdad this weekend, causing damage across the area, including a nearby football field. At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded.

The gasoline tanker was parked in the garage with an IED attached. People living in the area said the smell of gas was strong even before the detonation.

Iraqi officials initially said that the explosion was “an accident,” though it is now generally accepted it was a deliberate bombing. There has been no claim of credit, and an investigation is ongoing.

Bombings have been a sign of ongoing unrest in Iraq, and both Iraq and Syria have seen rising violence in recent months, showing that the stability in the region is far from assured.

Author: Jason Ditz

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