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At least 31 killed by suicide bombing at Shi’ite gathering in Baghdad

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Karbala in Iraq

Karbala in Iraq. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

A suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded about 30 in Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said as cited by Reuters. The bomber detonated an explosive vest at a Shi’ite Muslim gathering.

The blast took place inside a tent filled with people taking part in Shi’ite rituals, marking Ashura, which commemorates the killing of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Hussein in the 7th century.

The tent was placed at a crowded market in Baghdad’s northern al-Shaab district.

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