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Monday, February 29, 2016

Terrorists set off two bombs in a marketplace in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing 59 people and injuring almost 100 others.

According to Yahoo News, a bomb was detonated in the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City. Minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the area where a crowd had gathered after the first bombing.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sad Main said that 38 people were killed and another 62 were wounded, but local hospitals later increased this number to 59 dead and 95 wounded.

This attack is the deadliest in a wave of recent bombings targeting commercial areas in and outside Baghdad.

We will update you further as this story develops.

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