ISIS-claimed blast kills at least 24 at Iraq Shiite funeral


A suicide bomber struck a Shiite funeral northeast of Baghdad Monday, killing at least 24 people, including militia commanders, in an attack claimed by the “Islamic State”  (ISIS) terrorist group, officials said, according to AFP.

The blast in Muqdadiyah, which was hit by a wave of revenge attacks on Sunni homes and mosques after a January suicide bombing, also wounded dozens of people.

The bombing targeted a funeral for a well-known Shiite member of the Beni Tamim, one of the main tribes in Diyala province, where Muqdadiyah is located.


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