Medical and police officials in Iraq say over a dozen people have been killed and tens of others injured when two bombers struck a crowded swimming pool in the country’s northern province of Salahuddin.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a bomber detonated his explosive-laden vest at the pool in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, situated 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of Baghdad, as dozens of men and children had gathered to cool out amid sizzling summer days.
Shortly afterwards, another bomber set off explosives attached to a motorcycle parked at the entrance of the swimming pool whilst police and rescue teams were evacuating the casualties.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, Iraqi officials usually blame such assaults on the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.