Two bombs exploded in a busy market area in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 40 others, Iraqi police and medics said.

The blasts went off near a shop selling spare car parts in Al-Sinak neighbourhood during the morning rush.

One of them was triggered by a suicide bomber and the other by a planted explosive, an Interior Ministry official told Reuters.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Baghdad is often targeted by the Daesh terrorist group.

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