Al-Qaida claimed in Iraq claimed Friday carried out the parliament suicide bombing in Baghdad's Green Zone, and the U.S. military revised the death toll sharply downward to one dead.
Iraqi officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was incomplete, said the bomber was believed to have been a bodyguard for a lawmaker who was not among the casualties. The officials did not name the lawmaker.
In a statement Friday morning, the U.S. military said "after further research and consultation with government of Iraq officials" it had determined that only one "civilian" had been killed in the attack and 22 were wounded.
Parliament officials said the victim was Mohammed Awad, a lawmaker. Seven of the wounded were members of parliament, the officials said.
Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16