An Iraqi firefighter extinguishes fire at a market near the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in the Balad area, located 70 kilometers (around 45 miles) north of Baghdad, on July 8, 2016, in the aftermath of a mortar and bombing attack. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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ISIS extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday.The attack followed a devastating bombing in Baghdad that tore through a crowded shopping area early Sunday ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, killing 292 people.The Sayyid Mohammed shrine, located in the Balad area, 70 kilometers (around 45 miles) north of Baghdad, was first targeted with mortar rounds, according to the statement on the attack, which it said it was carried out by the ISIS extremist group.The attack came just hours after Iraqi Health Minister Adila Hamoud announced that the death toll from the Sunday bombing had reached 292 .
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