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Baghdad: At least 11 killed, 40 wounded in Islamic State twin suicide blasts at mall

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 September 2016, 10:42 IST

At least 11 people were killed in twin suicide bombings by the Islamic State at a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad late on 9 September.

According to reports, over 40 people were wounded in the attack. The first bomb went off at the entrance of Baghdad's Nakheel Mall while the other one exploded in the parking lot.

Islamic State's Amaq news agency said in an online statement that two suicide bombers, one wearing a vest and the other in a car, had targeted "a gathering of Shi'ites" on Palestine Street.

Video footage uploaded onto Facebook appeared to show four separate fires, including two cars in flames, under a highway overpass near the mall.

Three Iraqi police are reportedly among the dead.

First published: 10 September 2016, 10:42 IST
 
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