Iraq violence: Dozens killed in Shia shrine suicide attack

July 8, 2016 7:18 AM

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Suicide bombers and gunmen have killed at least 35 people and injured some 50 others in an attack at a Shia shrine in the Iraqi town of Balad, officials say.

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

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