Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 25

2016-02-29 21:03
A victim of a bomb attack receives treatment at the Imam Ali Hospital in Sadr City, Baghdad. (Karim Kadim, AP)

A victim of a bomb attack receives treatment at the Imam Ali Hospital in Sadr City, Baghdad. (Karim Kadim, AP)

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Baghdad - Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing at a funeral north of Baghdad has killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens.

Local security officials say a senior local leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a powerful Shi'ite militia, was killed in the attack in Muqdadiyah, about 90km north of the capital. Security there is largely maintained by state-sanctioned Shi'ite militias known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Hospital officials confirmed the updated toll. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to brief the press.

A bombing at a Baghdad market on Sunday by the Islamic State group killed 73 people.

In January, an ISIS bombing at a café frequented by militiamen in Muqdadiyah triggered a wave of revenge attacks on Sunni mosques and civilians.

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