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18 killed in Baghdad explosion


MNA International Desk: At least 18 people were killed and over 90 wounded in an explosion in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Wednesday, an Iraqi police source said. An interior ministry spokesman said in a brief statement the blast was the result of the detonation of an ammunitions cache and that security forces had opened an investigation. The ammunition had been stored in a mosque and the explosion happened during its transfer into a car parked nearby, the police source said. Earlier, state television cited a ministry spokesman describing the explosion as “a terrorist aggression on civilians,” which had caused ...

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At least 25 people injured in New York explosion

New York explosion

MNA International Desk: At least 25 people injured in New York explosion that shook NY’s crowded Chelsea neighborhood, firefighters said Saturday. “25 injuries to civilians confirmed at 133 W 23 St in Chelsea. None appear to be life-threatening at this time,” the Fire Department NY tweeted. “Explosion happened at roughly 8:30pm (0030 GMT Sunday) on 23rd street between 6th and 7th avenues,” in Manhattan, spokesman J. Peter Donald tweeted. “Several injured transported to area hospitals.” However, the cause of the blast remains unknown, but some local media and social media reports said it appeared to come from a dumpster. The ...

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