IS claims suicide bombings in Iraqi capital that kills 15

Baghdad, Feb 26: Suicide bombers hit a Shiite religious building and a military checkpoint in a Shiite-majority neighborhood of Baghdad, killing 15 people, an Iraqi security official has said.

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

Suicide Bombing

In one attack, a bomber detonated an explosive belt among people leaving a Husseiniya, or a Shiite place of worship, killing 10 and wounding 34, Brigadier General Saad Maan told The Associated Press.

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


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