Last updated: May 23, 2018

30 killed at Iraqi shrine, days after Baghdad blast

Iraqis gather at a memorial to victims of a bombing which claimed the lives of over 200 people in Baghdad's Karrada neighbourhood, one of the deadliest ever bombings in the countryIslamic State group extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday. The overnight attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad, which involved suicide bombers and gun and mortar fire, also wounded 50 people, the Joint Operations Command spokesman said in a statement. The attack followed a devastating bombing in Baghdad that tore through a crowded shopping area early on Sunday ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, killing 292 people.



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