ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Two improvised explosives detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, claiming at least four casualties.
“Two sticky bombs that were put inside two buses of the type of [Toyota] Coaster, with an approximate distance of 100 meters between them, exploded this evening in the Sha’ab South area [of Baghdad],” a security source told Iraqi media outlets shortly after the incident.
The source added that the blast killed one person and injured four others, without specifying which bus the casualties were from. The security source also claimed both vehicles had completely burned.
“Security forces have surrounded the location of the incident, and the injured have been transported to the hospital to receive treatment,” another source said on condition of anonymity.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Iraqi parliament is due to hold a session to elect the country’s future president five months after a contentious election with some entities calling for expediting the process of government formation claiming it would heighten stability.
Baghdad is hit by deadly blasts and explosions occasionally. In June, a bombing at a mosque in the capital’s Sadr City neighborhood was reported to have left at least 18 killed and over 90 wounded.
In late May, in yet another deadly explosion, four people were killed and 15 wounded in the populous city, according to initial reports.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany