At least 18 people have been killed and 38 others wounded on Saturday when two bombs exploded in a busy market in central Baghdad, according to Iraqi police.
Baghdad has been rocked by several bomb attacks in 2016, which have often left dozens killed and scores more injured.
The bombs went off near car spare parts shops in Sinak during the morning rush hour. One was triggered by a suicide bomber and another was a planted explosive, an interior ministry official told Reuters news agency.
Iraqi forces, backed by a US-led coalition, launched a major offensive in October to liberate Mosul from the “Islamic State” militant group.
Kurdish forces and Shiite militias have joined the campaign, although they have stopped short of entering the city center at the request of Iraqi authorities.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday. However, the “Islamic State” has often targeted civilians in the Iraqi capital.
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ls/rc (AFP, AP, Reuters)