Dozens killed in Iraq Shia shrine suicide attack

Suicide bombers and gunmen have killed at least 35 people at a Shia shrine in Iraq, which so-called Islamic State (IS) said it carried out, the BBC reports.

At least one bomber blew himself up outside the mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi, in Balad, which was then stormed by gunmen, officials say.

Another bomber blew himself up among fleeing worshippers, reports say.

Meanwhile the death toll from Sunday’s suicide bombing in Baghdad has again been raised, from 250 to 292.

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