At least 10 killed and 20 wounded in bomb attack near Baghdad

At least 10 killed and 20 wounded in bomb attack near Baghdad

At least ten people were killed and more than 20 wounded in an explosion in east of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad on Saturday, Iraqi local media reported, citing security and medical sources.

According to security 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.

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

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.

According to medical sources, about 12 people had been killed in the explosion.

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