18 killed in Baghdad explosion

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18 killed in Baghdad explosion

In Iraq, at least 18 people have been killed and more than 90 others wounded in an explosion in Baghdad’s Sadr City district.

According to reports, the blast was the result of the detonation of an ammunitions cache, which had been stored in a mosque and the explosion happened during its transfer into a car parked nearby.

Earlier, state television cited a ministry spokesman describing the explosion as a terrorist attack on civilians.

 AFP