Eight killed, several wounded in suicide bombing north of Baghdad
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Eight killed, several wounded in suicide bombing north of Baghdad

Several people were killed or wounded north of Baghdad on Wednesday when a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the middle of a group of people receiving condolences

world Updated: May 16, 2018 20:48 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
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Iraqis look at the damage following a car bomb explosion in Baghdad.(AFP File Photo)

Eight people were killed and about 30 others wounded Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a tent filled with mourners in Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

The attack hit the Taji district in the north of the Iraqi capital at around 1030 GMT, a police source said.

Medical sources at a local hospital had given an earlier toll of four dead.

Security forces central command said the attack had “killed and wounded civilians” without providing figures.

The police source said some members of the Hashed al-Shaabi militia that was influential in the fightback against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the past three years were among those killed.

IS has lost most of the territory it seized in Iraq in 2014 but still carries out regular individual attacks.

First Published: May 16, 2018 17:41 IST