Media sources reported two suicide attacks inside a crowded market in central Baghdad, killing and wounding dozens of people.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Twin suicide bombing took place in the Iraqi capital Thursday killing at least 21 people and wounding at least 44 others, according to police and medical sources.
Three police officials said two explosions hit a commercial center in central Baghdad. Iraqi state television reported they were suicide bombings.
Many of the wounded were in critical condition and there was considerable property damage. The police officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
The bombings are the first in years to target Baghdad's bustling commercial area. They come amid heightened political tensions as Iraq looks to have early elections in October. The perpetrators were not immediately known.
Iraq has seen attacks perpetrated by both the Daesh terrorist group and militia groups in recent months.