Suicide Bombing Kills 31 In Baghdad

At least 31 people have been killed, and more than 50 others wounded, following a suicide bombing attack, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosive vest in the middle of a Shi’ite Muslim gathering in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 50, say police and medics on the scene.

Saturday’s explosion went off inside a tent filled with people commemorating the day of Ashura – which passed earlier this week – in which Muslims generally, and Shi’ite in particular, mourn the killing of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein in the seventh century.

The tent was set up in a crowded market in the city’s northern al-Shaab district, Reuters news agency reported.

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