October 30, 2018 / 7:30 PM / 16 days ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for attack on Shi'ites in Iraq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq on Tuesday, the Sunni Islamist militant group’s news agency Amaq reported.

The roadside bomb killed three pilgrims as they walked to a holy site near the northeastern Iraqi city of Khanaqin.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; editing by Andrew Roche

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