Iraq: 10 Killed, Over 20 Injured In Explosion Near Football Stadium

Shubham Dubey
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Image From After The Bomb Blast

At least 10 people died in a bomb blast in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, while more than 20 people were injured. The explosion occurred in a garage near an eastern Baghdad football stadium and cafe. Many people were playing football on the ground at the time of the accident. At present, the treatment of the injured is going on.

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According to the news of the news agency Reuters, Iraq’s security officials told,

“There was an explosion in a gas tanker parked in the garage near the football stadium. Nearby houses and a football stadium were damaged in the accident. However, the cause of the explosion could not be ascertained. It is being investigated whether the blast happened due to some technical snag or was done intentionally.

Many videos are being shared on social media regarding the incident. Journalist Saad Abedin associated with the English website Al Jazeera has also shared a video related to the incident on social media. It can be seen in this video how dangerous the accident was. Journalist Saad Abedin shared the video and wrote,

“10 killed in an explosion in Iraq’s eastern Baghdad. At the same time, more than 20 people were injured. The blast happened near a football stadium and a cafe. Shared this information with Iraqi security officials.

Accident 2 Days After The Formation Of The New Government

The blast comes two days after the new government was formed in Iraq. The Iraqi Parliament on 27 October approved a new 21-member cabinet headed by Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani.

After a long time, a new government was formed in the country through voting. Last year, Parliament was in a political crisis due to differences between several Shia factions. Now, after the formation of the new government, peace was expected to be restored.

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