VIDEO: Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 31 at Baghdad Shia Gathering

Sat Oct 15, 2016 14:31:05

A bomber has detonated an explosive vest among Shia mourners at a religious gathering in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 30 others.

The explosion went off inside a tent filled with people taking part in Ashura processions, mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)’s grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH), in the 7th century.

The tent was set up in a crowded market in the city’s northern al-Sha’ab district.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

The country has nevertheless been the scene of a campaign of terror by Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, IS).

Last week, at least nine people lost their lives after a bomber set off his explosives in the east of the Iraqi capital.

Daesh unleashed its campaign of death and destruction against the country in 2014, seizing the northern city of Mosul and declaring it as its so-called headquarters.

A large and multi-faceted operation is due to liberate the city.


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