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Two blasts in central Baghdad kill at least 28, over 54 injured

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At least 28 killed and over 54 injured in two blasts that exploded in a busy market in central Baghdad on Saturday. The incident took place near a car spare part shops in al-Sinak during the morning hour rush.  While one blast was triggered by a suicide bomber, another was a planted explosive, an interior ministry official said.

Al-Sinak is a busy market selling car accessories, food and clothes with agricultural seeds and machinery. So far the information was vague in the immediate aftermath.

Initially, the police said a pair of nonstop roadside bombs exploded. And later they changed the statement saying a roadside bomb exploded, and then a suicide bomber detonated his device in the middle of the huge crowd that had gathered.

At last police concluded that the bloodshed was the work of a couple of suicide bombers. The officials gave this info on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release such information.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility of the attacks. However, the Islamic State group has launched frequent attacks in the capital in recent times.