Iraqis inspect the aftermath of an explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City district on June 7, 2018. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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Iraq's prime minister Thursday ordered an investigation into overnight explosions that tore through a mosque in Baghdad as officials raised the casualty toll to 18 dead and 38 wounded.Sadr City is considered one of the main strongholds for supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, a Shiite scholar whose supporters once fought American troops in Iraq in the years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 .Sadr also commands a government-backed paramilitary force that took part in the nearly three-year war against Daesh (ISIS) after it seized large swathes of Iraq's territory in 2013 and 2014 .
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