At least eighteen dead in explosion in the armoury in Baghdad

When two violent explosions at an armoury in a mosque in Baghdad, Wednesday night, at least eighteen deaths. This is reported by the local police. According to local media it goes to a terrorist attack.

The mosque was located in Sadr city, a predominantly shiite district in northeast Baghdad, and was used as storage for weapons, ammunition, and missiles. According to sources in the local police and the emergency services there were at least eighteen dead and ninety wounded. Local media speak of an even heavier balance.

About the cause of the explosions, there is still no clarity, but the army needs an investigation. According to local media it goes to a bombing, which has not yet been claimed.

Sadr city is a bastion of the shiite clergyman and former militieleider Moqtada al-Sadr, which may be surprising if the winner came in the Iraqi parliamentary elections.

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