• 02:25
  • Tuesday ,16 July 2019
العربية

At least 5 dead in Baghdad suicide blasts: Medics, security

By-Ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:07

Tuesday ,16 July 2019

At least 5 dead in Baghdad suicide blasts: Medics, security

At least five people were killed in twin suicide blasts near a Shia mosque in southwest Baghdad on Monday, Iraqi security and medical sources said.

Doctors at the capital s Al-Yarmuk hospital gave a casualty toll of five dead and 14 wounded.
 
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near Abu al-Fadhel al-Abbas mosque in the Al-Turath district, a police officer told AFP, on condition of anonymity.
 
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
 
Eight people were killed in a suicide bombing at a market in eastern Baghdad on May 9, while two others died in a similar attack in late June, both also targeting Shiites.
 
Iraq in 2017 declared victory over Islamic State group jihadists after a gruelling months-long campaign to dismantle their self-declared "caliphate".
 
But sleeper cells of the Sunni extremist group have remained active, attacking civilians and security forces across the Shia-majority country.