Blast heard in central Baghdad, cause unknown -Reuters witnesses

by Reuters
Sunday, 19 May 2019 17:38 GMT

BAGHDAD, May 19 (Reuters) - A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, with its cause and precise location still unclear, Reuters witnesses said. There was no immediate response from Iraqi officials.

Two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources also said they heard the blast close to the Iraqi capital's fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign embassies. (Reporting by John Davison; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein)

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