Members of the Al-Abbas brigades, who volunteered to protect the Shiite Muslim holy sites in Karbala against Sunni militants fighting the Baghdad government, parade in the streets of the Shrine city on June 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED SAWAF
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber killed at least 19 people at a market in the predominantly Shiite Muslim Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah Thursday, officials said, updating an earlier toll.
The blast, which wounded dozens more, struck at about 6:30 pm (1530 GMT) in the Bab al-Darwaza market in Kadhimiyah, a northern area home to the shrine of a revered Shiite figure.
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Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.
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