ISIS claims responsibility for suicide bomb attack which kills at least 21 at security checkpoint in Baghdad
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At least 21 people have died after a suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi officials said.
The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing civilians and four policemen, a police officer said.
At least 31 other people were wounded, he added.
Three more civilians were killed and 11 wounded in a bomb explosion in an outdoor market in Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib, another police officer said.
In an online statement, Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Kadhimiyah attack, saying it targeted a gathering of security forces and Shiite militia members.
Security forces and public areas, mainly in Shiite neighbourhoods, are one of the most frequent targets for the extremist group, which controls key areas in mainly northern and western Iraq.
Source: /Daily Mail