BAGHDAD, 31st December, 2016 (WAM) — Twenty-two people were killed and 45 others wounded on Saturday when two bombings ripped through Al-Sinek area, a busy market in central Baghdad, a security source said.

The death toll is likely to rise due to the high intensity of the explosions, the source said.

The victims are ordinary civilian people, eye witnesses said, and noted that ambulances could not make it to the scene to carry the wounded.

The two suicide bombers were wearing explosive belts, said Brigadier-General Saad Maan, Spokesman of the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Baghdad Operations Command, said in a statement.