Explosions at pro-Iran faction’s arms store in Baghdad ‘were deliberate’

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Wed, 2019-08-14 01:38

BAGHDAD: A series of explosions in an arms depot in the southern suburbs of Baghdad was deliberate, and not the result of an accident or negligence, a senior national security official told Arab News on Tuesday.

One civilian died and 37 were injured in the blasts on Monday night at the Falcon weapons store, when arms belonging to the pro-Iran Kata’ib Sayyid Al-Shuhada armed group exploded, leading to the launch of short-range Katyusha rockets in all directions.

The blasts caused panic in areas south of Baghdad, where dozens of families took to the streets in fear. 

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