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Powerful Blast Rocks Baghdad

A powerful explosion hit a busy market place in east of Baghdad on Thursday, leaving a number of people killed or wounded.

The explosion took place in Sadr City area, in the Habibiya neighborhood, official said, confirming at least one killed and 12 others injured based on the preliminary investigations.

Footages published on the social media showed a cloud of black smoke rising above the areas.

Other media reports said the explosion was carried out via an explosive device attached to a civilian-owned vehicle.