A security source reported that the death toll from the explosion that targeted a market in Sadr City has risen to 25, along with 47 wounded, noting that it is likely that the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, "The explosives specialist arrived at the site of the explosion, and he suspects that the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber.
Earlier today, The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, instructed to arrest the commander of the force in control in al-Sadr City, following the explosion that killed and wounded 20 persons.
The Security Media Cell said in a statement that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces ordered the detention of the commander of the force in control in al-Sadr City, of the first regiment in the Fourth Brigade of the Federal Police, following the explosion.
Al-Kadhimi instructed the Baghdad operations command to open an investigation to uncover the incident's circumstances, according to the statement.
A security source reported that 15 were killed and wounded in an explosion that targeted al-Whailat market in Sadr City, east of Baghdad.
The source added that five were killed, including a child, and 15 others were wounded in the explosion.