A suicide bomber killed at least 13 people at a funeral in the Iraqi capital on Friday, security and medical officials said.

The attack in the Al-Ashara al-Mubashareen mosque in the Amil area of south Baghdad also wounded at least 32 people, the officials said.

Two officials said the funeral was for a member of the volunteer paramilitary force known as the Popular Mobilization units.

In a similar attack, the Sadr City area of north Baghdad was rocked by two roadside bombs exploded near another a place of worship, killing at least two people and wounding more than nine.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but suicide bombings are a tactic used exclusively by terrorists in Iraq, including the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group.

 

AFP

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