Deadly blast rocks Baghdad

File: Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

BAGHDAD – Eight people were killed and about 30 others wounded Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a tent filled with mourners in Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

The attack hit the Taji district in the north of the Iraqi capital at around 10:30 GMT, a police source said.

Medical sources at a local hospital had given an earlier toll of four dead.

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Security forces' central command said the attack had "killed and wounded civilians" without providing figures.

The police source said some members of the Hashed al-Shaabi militia that was influential in the fightback against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the past three years were among those killed.


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