Iraq: 10 killed in suicide attack on Baghdad mosque

22nd Jun 2019
Iraq: 10 killed in suicide attack on Baghdad mosque

By Ali Jawad

 

BAGHDAD (AA): At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded on Friday when a suicide bomber targeted a Shia Muslim mosque in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, according to a local security source.

The attack, carried out by an unknown assailant wearing an explosive belt, targeted group of worshippers attending the weekly Friday prayers at Imam Mahdi al-Muntadar Mosque in the Al-Baladiyat district of eastern Baghdad, Police Captain Ahmed Khalaf told Anadolu Agency.

Following the attack, ambulances transported 10 bodies and about 30 injured victims of the blast to hospitals, he added.

The attack — taking place amid traditional Friday prayers — is regarded as the most violent of its kind in Baghdad in some months .

As of around noon GMT, there was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

Last month, at least eight people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide bombing at a market in eastern Baghdad.

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