Iraqi media announced Thusday evening that a bomb exploded inside a market in al-Mahmoudiyah district south of Baghdad, killing two and injuring three others.

Iran PressMiddle East: The explosion and fire damaged several shops in the market as well as adjacent buildings, according to local media reports.

Despite the defeat of the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq, there are still members of the grouplet in various parts of the country, carrying out terrorist acts from time to time.

Observers say the US and Israeli regime are behind recent unrests in Iraq and also point the finger to Saudi Arabia and UAE for funding the rioters and their ringleaders.