Baghdad automotive bomb kills three: police

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BAGHDAD: A automotive bomb exploded Tuesday in an space for automotive dealerships within the Iraqi capital, killing at the very least three individuals and wounding 14, police mentioned.
The morning blast occurred within the Al-Nahda neighborhood within the middle of Baghdad, which has already been hit by a number of lethal bombings this yr, a police colonel mentioned.
“These automobiles had been exploding one after the opposite due to the gas tanks,” Jihad Karim, an eyewitness, advised AFP on the scene.
He mentioned that the person who introduced the explosives-laden automotive didn’t arouse suspicion when he left it among the many automobiles as a result of he had come to the identical dealership for a number of days working.
There was no speedy declare of accountability for the bombing.
Most such assaults have been claimed by the Daesh group, which is preventing to defend Mosul, Iraq’s massive northern metropolis and the jihadists’ final main stronghold within the nation.
Ziad Al-Ajili, head of the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, mentioned that two reporters for the native NRT channel had been overwhelmed by the safety forces on the scene.
Ajili mentioned males from the military’s 11th division bodily assaulted the pair with rifle butts and confiscated their gear. Each reporters had been hospitalized.