Iraq Officials: Suicide Bombing at Baghdad Service Kills 17
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A suicide bomber killed 17 people at a Baghdad memorial service for a Shiite militia fighter killed in battle against the ISIL terrorist group, Iraqi police officials said.
The official says the bomber detonated his explosives' vest on Friday at the service in the southwestern Baghdad suburb of Hay al-Amal. At least 43 people were wounded, according to AP.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but the ISIL militant group has frequently targeted large Shiite gatherings.
Also in Baghdad, police say a roadside bomb detonated at a Shiite shrine in Sadr City, killing at least five people and wounding 15.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they not authorized to talk to reporters.