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A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in the middle of a Shi'ite Muslim gathering in Baghdad, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 50 on Saturday, police said in a report in Reuters.
The explosion went off inside a tent filled with people taking part in Shi'ite Ashura rituals, mourning the killing of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein in the 7th century.
The tent was set up in a crowded market in the city's northern al-Shaab district.
Bombings on Friday
Five people were killed in three separate bomb blasts that shook Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday, according to a local police source.
Baghdad Police Colonel Salem al-Nuuman told Anadolu Agency that two people were killed -- and 11 injured -- when a bomb went off near a local market in Baghdad’s southern Al-Yousefiyah district.
Another two people were killed -- and another six injured -- when a second explosion tore through a market in the city’s southeastern Al-Nahrawan neighborhood, al-Nuuman said.
A fifth person was killed in Baghdad’s western Al-Ghazliya district, the police officer added, by a bomb that had apparently been planted in his vehicle.
While no group has claimed responsibility, the Iraqi authorities typically blame the ISIL terrorist group -- which overran much of the country in mid-2014 -- for attacks on civilians.Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ekim 2016, 13:18