Suicide bomber kills 12 at funeral in Baghdad

Mourners and militiamen chant slogans against ISIS as they carry the flag-draped coffins of two members of the Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group, during their funeral procession in south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

Mourners and militiamen chant slogans against ISIS as they carry the flag-draped coffins of two members of the Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group, during their funeral procession in south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.


A suicide bomber killed at least 12 people at a Shiite funeral in a mosque 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 Mobilisation units.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but suicide bombings are a tactic used exclusively by Sunni extremists in Iraq, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group, who consider Shiites to be heretics.

The Popular Mobilisation units — which are dominated by Iranian-backed Shiite militias — are some of the most effective forces in the battle against ISIS, which overran large parts of the country last year.


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