Iraqi security forces react at the scene of a car bomb attack at a Shi'ite political organisation's rally in Baghdad, April 25, 2014. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani)
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The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for twin bombings at a Shiite political party's election rally in Baghdad which killed 28 people Friday, just days before parliamentary elections.The statement derisively referred to the group targeted, the political wing of the Asaib Ahel al-Haq (League of the Righteous) militia, as the League of the Vain.Two Associated Press reporters were at the stadium when the blasts, spread over about 10 minutes, hit the complex. Gunfire rang out after the first blast and continued throughout. Security guards jumped on Khazali when the first bomb exploded and rushed him away from the stadium.The U.N. says 8,868 people were killed in 2013, and more than 1,400 people were killed in the first two months of this year alone.
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