Saturday 29 April 2017

15 killed by suicide bombers in Iraq

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.

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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