19 Killed in Bomb Attack in Iraq’s Baghdad


At least 19 people were killed and 41 wounded in a bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source said.

A suicide bomber blew up himself at a popular market in a Shiite-majority of Kadhimiyah area, the Northern part of Baghdad on Thursday, leaving 19 people killed and 41 others injured, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Iraq is witnessing some of its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, were killed in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years.