Twin explosions target Iraq communist party HQ: spokesman

Iraqi security forces stand guard outside a polling station during the parliamentary election in the Sadr city district of Baghdad onMay 12, 2018. (Reuters)

Two bombs exploded on Friday close to the Baghdad headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, said a spokesman for the political alliance which alongside populist cleric Moqtada Sadr triumphed in elections earlier this month.

Three people were injured in the twin explosions, a police official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The attack is the first time a political party has been targeted in the Iraqi capital since the electoral campaign started in mid-April.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57