10 Killed, More Than 20 Wounded in Explosion in Baghdad

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Iraqi people inspect the site where an explosive device attached to a vehicle detonated, leading to another explosion of a gas tanker that was close by, in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 29, 2022. (Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters)

BAGHDAD—Ten people were killed and more than 20 wounded in an explosion in east Baghdad on Saturday, according to security and medical sources.

The explosion took place in a garage near a football stadium and a café, when an explosive device attached to a vehicle detonated, leading to another explosion of a gas tanker that was close by, the security sources said.

Most of the victims were amateurs playing football in their neighborhood stadium.

A military statement said a gas tanker exploded in a garage in East Baghdad causing a number of casualties and security forces are investigating the cause of the explosion, without giving further details.

Reuters

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