Iraq: Sadr district blast leaves at least 18 dead

A deadly explosion rocked the Sadr district of Iraq's capital on Wednesday, claiming at least 18 lives and injuring more than 90 people. Footage from the explosion site shows rescue operations underway as civilians scour rubbles of buildings destroyed in the deadly blast. The exact cause of the explosion has remained unclear since local reports as well as official statements have proved... Еще contradictory; despite confirming casualties, some have deemed the explosion a terrorist attack, while others have claimed the explosion took place during an ammunition stash transfer from a mosque to a vehicle. Moqtada al-Sadr, whose party won the May 12 parliamentary election, hails from Baghdad's Sadr City district which was targeted by two homemade bombs last month.

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