BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (Reuters) – 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.
[1/4] 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, October 29, 2022. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
Most of the victims were amateurs playing football in their neighbourhood 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.
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