Wednesday 28 September 2016

15 killed by suicide bombers in Iraq

Published 25/02/2016 | 21:21

IS militants have claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks
IS militants have claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks

Suicide bombers hit a religious building and a military checkpoint in a Shiite-majority neighbourhood of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 15 people, an Iraqi security official said.

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place in Baghdad's Shula district, Iraq's national news agency reported.

In one attack, a bomber detonated an explosive belt among people leaving a Shiite place of worship, killing 10 and wounding 34, said Brigadier General Saad Maan.

Another bomber hit the checkpoint at the entrance to Shula, killing five people - three of them soldiers - and wounding 14.

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