No casualties were reported after a sound bomb detonated in Baghdad on the evening (local time) of Tuesday, November 5. According to local sources, the blast occurred near the Ahrar Bridge, where anti-government demonstrators have gathered in recent days. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the incident.
A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Similar attacks are to be expected in Baghdad over the near term.
Individuals in Baghdad are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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