Daesh suicide bombing at funeral in Baghdad kills 35

October 15, 2016 2:03 PM

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BAGHDAD—A suicide bomber struck a funeral gathering in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 60, Iraqi police and hospital officials said.

The attack in the Shaab neighbourhood occurred around lunchtime, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL, claimed responsibility in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

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