@TRACterrorism Video reportedly shows car bomb explosion at shopping center Baghdad https://t.co/5Lb6yDwx2k— TRACterrorism.org (@TRACterrorism) January 11, 2016
At Least Seven Killed, 22 wounded as Gunmen Take Hostages in Baghdad Shopping Mall. (BBC).
Gunmen in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have seized hostages at a shopping centre after killing seven people and injuring 22.
It is not clear who the gunmen are or how many people they are holding.
Iraqi special forces have arrived on the scene. Streets leading to the centre have been cordoned off.
Police sources told the BBC that two of the assailants detonated explosive belts they had been wearing, killing several hostages.
Two other gunmen were shot dead, and another four arrested, they added. Read the full story here.More here.
#BREAKNG Baghdad mall attack over, at least 12 dead, officials say— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 11, 2016
Breaking news in Baghdad.... https://t.co/WOaEpA1xxU— SW Prophecy Min. (@SWProphecy) January 11, 2016
#Iraqi officials estimate 50-75 people trapped in #mall in eastern #Baghdad, where #gunmen have taken #hostages— Middle East Channel (@MEChannelLive) January 11, 2016
RT UKinIraq "RT FrankBakerFCO: Deeply concerned by emerging reports of ongoing attack at #JawharaMall here in #Baghdad. Praying for the saf…— Iraq Intelligence (@IraqAnalysis) January 11, 2016
لحظة انفجار السيارة المفخخة في بغداد الجديدة..قبل دقائق من الان برداً وسلاماً يا#بغداد pic.twitter.com/VtFWItUgSL— ✌️بنت سومر انا✌️ (@rsooooooolaana) January 11, 2016
Iraqi officials estimate 50-75 people trapped in mall in eastern Baghdad, where gunmen have taken hostages; officials say- @AP via @Breaking— Marianne (@MarianneSansum) January 11, 2016