12 killed in Islamic State suicide bombings at Baghdad mall

(From Reuters)

Twelve people were killed late on Friday in two suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State at a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

A man stands at the site of a suicide bomb attack at Nakheel Mall across from the oil ministry, in Baghdad

A man stands at the site of a suicide bomb attack at Nakheel Mall in Baghdad, in Iraq September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

More than 40 people were wounded in the attack at Nakheel Mall across from the oil ministry, the sources said. One bomb went off at the entrance to the mall, the other in the parking lot.

Unconfirmed amateur video published on Facebook showed what appeared to be four separate fires, including two cars engulfed in flames, under a highway overpass near the mall amid the wailing sirens of first responders.

 Amaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, said in an online statement that two suicide bombers, one wearing a vest and the other in a car, had targeted “a gathering of Shi’ites” on Palestine Street. Read More


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