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Two suicide bombers kill 15 at Shia mosque in Baghdad

world Updated: Feb 26, 2016 01:44 IST
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Security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad.(AP File Photo)

At least 15 people were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Shia mosque in Baghdad on Thursday.

The attack was claimed by the Islamic State terrorists who control large swaths in Iraq and Syria.

Fifty other people were wounded in the blast in the predominantly Shia Shulaa neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said.

The first bomber detonated his vest inside the mosque and the second blew himself up when security forces gathered at the site of the initial blast.

Four of the victims were members of the security forces, the sources said.

Islamic State, which controls swathes of Iraq’s north and west, said the attacks targeted “apostates” - a term the ultra-hardline Sunni group uses to describe Shi’ite Muslims.

The attack was claimed by the Islamic State terrorists who control large swaths in Iraq and Syria.

Fifty other people were wounded in the blast in the predominantly Shia Shulaa neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said.

The first bomber detonated his vest inside the mosque and the second blew himself up when security forces gathered at the site of the initial blast.

Four of the victims were members of the security forces, the sources said.

Islamic State, which controls swathes of Iraq’s north and west, said the attacks targeted “apostates” - a term the ultra-hardline Sunni group uses to describe Shi’ite Muslims.

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