by Staff Writers
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market on Baghdad's outskirts Monday, leaving 11 people dead, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
"Five suicide bombers attacked a market and shops in the Nahrawan area" east of the Iraqi capital, a police captain told AFP.
"The police killed three of them but the other two blew themselves up" killing 11 civilians and wounding 31, he said.
He added that the blasts also wounded two security personnel in the district, 35 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Iraqi capital.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on its Amaq propaganda channel.
IS said the assault had targeted members of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary alliance and claimed it had killed 35 people.
The mostly Shiite Hashed fighters are at the forefront of the battle against the Sunni jihadists.
IS has suffered a string of military defeats in both Syria and Iraq, where in 2014 it proclaimed a "caliphate" after seizing territories the size of Italy.
Last week it lost control of the last town it had held in Iraq.
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Iraqi officials said they found another mass grave in the northern Sinjar region on Wednesday containing the bodies of dozens of members of the Yazidi minority killed by the Islamic State group. "The mass grave contains the bodies of 73 people, men, women and children executed by the Islamic State group when they controlled the region," local official Chokor Melhem Elias told AFP. He sai ... read more
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