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Suicide Bomber Targets Shi'a In Baghdad


Iraqis carry a coffin in the holy city of Najaf in July during a funeral procession for the victims of a Baghdad suicide bombing. IS has increased its bombing campaign in recent months as U.S.-supported Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militias have made progress in retaking areas of northern and western Iraq that have been under IS control.

Iraqis carry a coffin in the holy city of Najaf in July during a funeral procession for the victims of a Baghdad suicide bombing. IS has increased its bombing campaign in recent months as U.S.-supported Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militias have made progress in retaking areas of northern and western Iraq that have been under IS control.

Seven people have been reported killed in a suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The bomber struck a western neighborhood of Iskan on September 25 as locals were preparing for the Shi'ite festival of Ashura, a major religious observance next month.

About 20 other people were injured in the incident.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Islamic State (IS) extremist group frequently targets Iraq's Shi'ite majority.

IS has increased its bombing campaign in recent months as U.S.-supported Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militias have made progress in retaking areas of northern and western Iraq that have been under IS control.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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