June 21, 2019 / 11:38 AM / a month ago

7 killed in blast at Shi'ite mosque in eastern Baghdad - police sources

BAGHDAD, June 21 (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed seven people at a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in eastern Baghdad on Friday and wounded more than 20, police sources said.

The explosion took place in the Baladiyat neighbourhood. A senior police source said that either a suicide belt or improvised explosive device had been used in the attack, for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed Writing by John Davison; editing by John Stonestreet)

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