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26 Nov 2019 | 01:02 PM UTC

Iraq: Three explosions reported across Baghdad November 26

At least six killed in three separate explosions across Baghdad on November 26; similar incidents possible over the near term

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Event

At least six people were killed and 15 others wounded in three separate explosions across Baghdad on Tuesday, November 26. Three people were killed and five wounded in Shaab district when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded. A second VBIED detonated in Bayaa district, killing two and wounding six. An improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly went off in Baladiyat district, killing one person and wounding four. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected areas over the coming hours. Similar attacks are possible in Baghdad over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad are advised to monitor developments, 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. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.