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Suicide Bomber at Shi'ite Funeral in Iraq Kills 19

  • VOA News

Iraqi officials say a suicide bomb attack at a Shi'ite funeral in the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 19 people and wounded more than 30 others.

The attack occurred Friday at the memorial service for a fighter belonging to an Iraqi government-supported umbrella group made up mostly of Shi'ite militias.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell on the Islamic State terrorist group, which has targeted large Shi'ite gatherings in the past.

The Sunni organization controls large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate.