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Suicide bomb in Baghdad kills at least 18

Photo: AFP 2015/ KHALIL AL-MURSHIDI

 

At least 18 people were killed and 41 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt at the funeral of a pro-government Shi’ite Muslim fighter in a southwestern Baghdad district on Friday, police and medical sources said, Reuters reports.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but the ultra-hardline Sunni militants of Islamic State who control large parts of the country’s north and west frequently set off bombs in the capital.

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