Suicide bombers hit Shiite gatherings in Baghdad, 11 dead

Reuters | Published: 21:24, Oct 03,2016 | Updated: 21:44, Oct 03,2016

 
 

Suicide bombers attacked two Shiite Muslim processions in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blasts at the Shiite events commemorating the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein.

A bomber detonated his explosive vest in the middle of one Shiite procession in the Amil district of southern Baghdad, killing six and wounding 25, the sources said.

A similar attack hit a procession in the eastern Mashtal district, killing five and wounding 18, the sources added.

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