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23 août 2019 | 21h06 UTC

Iraq: Blast in Babil province results in multiple casualties August 23

Iraq Alerte de sécurité

Explosion in al-Musayib (Babil province) results in 40 casualties August 23; no group claims responsibility

TIMEFRAME expected from 23/8/2019, 12h00 until 24/8/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Babil province

Event

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated near a market in al-Musayib (Babil province) on Friday, August 23, wounding dozens of civilians. Officials indicate that a bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded near a central market, resulting in at least 40 casualties. Security forces have cordoned off the scene of the incident; no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Babil province are advised to monitor developments, avoid the area of the blasts, adhere to all orders issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.

 

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