A series of attacks across Baghdad, including one that hit a weapons warehouse and set off munitions sending a huge plume of smoke over the Iraqi capital, killed 15 people and wounded over 50 on Friday, according to Iraqi officials.
The attacks underscore the poor security situation in the Iraqi capital, which has been subject to several recent large-scale attacks, including a July shopping center bombing that killed nearly 300 people.
At least three rockets landed in eastern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 15, police officials said.
The morning attack hit a weapons storage facility, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene. Residents said the weapons belonged to the militia group Asaib Ahl al-Haq and militia members were present at the scene of the attack.
The weapons' cache blast set off munitions that were stored there, sending a huge plume of smoke over the city skyline.
In the neighborhood of Ghazaliya, a bomb struck a shopping street, killing two people and wounding eight, police said.
Two bomb attacks on fruit and vegetable markets across the city killed five people and wounded 20, officials from the Interior Ministry said.
Meanwhile, a bomb attack on a commercial area in western Baghdad killed three people and wounded eight, according to police and hospital officials.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to the media.
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