According to AP, the explosion occurred in the South-East of the capital of Iraq. A truck bomb exploded at the entrance to the livestock market. Citing data from American authorities, the Agency reports at least 17 dead.
TASS with reference to the Chinese Agency Xinhua reports that 28 people died. The Agency clarifies that the data on the number of dead is not finite, the number of victims of explosion may increase.
The Twitter account of the channel Al-Arabiya reported that the attack was directed against Shiite pilgrims.
The wounded were taken to the hospital arrived on the scene by ambulances.