BAGHDAD, June 1 (Xinhua) -- A bomb explosion at a wholesale vegetable
market in southern Baghdad early Monday killed four people and wounded 13
others, an Interior Ministry source said.
An explosive charge detonated early in the morning at the al-Rasheed
wholesale market in Baghdad's southern district of Doura, the source told Xinhua
on condition of anonymity.
The bomb was hidden in a shop in the busy market, where dozens of merchants
and grocers gather to buy and sell vegetables that usually brought in the early
morning from countryside, the source said.
The blast destroyed the shop and caused damages to several nearby stalls
and civilian vehicles, while Iraqi security forces sealed off the area to secure
the scene, the source added.
It was the second such deadly attack that struck al-Rasheed wholesale
market in less than a month when a truck bomb exploded on May 6, killing 11
people and injuring 37 others.
Despite dramatic drop in violence over the last two years, Baghdad is among
some Iraqi cities that sporadically witness deadly attacks.
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