BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Female suicide bombers blew themselves up Friday at two markets in Baghdad, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 100, authorities said.
In both bombings, the attackers were wearing suicide vests, according to Qasim Atta, a spokesman for the Baghdad security plan.
Atta told state TV that both women were mentally disabled and their explosives were remotely detonated.
The Al Ghazil pet market struck in the first attack is a popular destination where people buy and sell cats, dogs, monkeys and other animals. Attackers have struck the market on Fridays — its busiest day — several times in the last year or so.