21 persons killed in a bomb blast in Baghdad

1742787875BAGHDAD: At least 21 people were killed and some 40 injured when a bomb exploded in Baghdad today.Police said the blast, near a livestock market in the city’s outskirts, is thought to have targeted passing Shia pilgrims.
They were on their way to a shrine in the Kadhimiya district to take part in religious commemoration ceremonies. So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the attack.
A statement said the attackers had used a truck loaded with three tonnes of explosives. The claim was posted online on an official account used by the militant group.
IS has carried out many attacks on Shia Muslims, whom it regards as apostates. More than 40 civilians have been killed in bombings in Baghdad over the past month.

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