Bomb Blast At Muslim Gathering In Iraq Kills 31

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest as hundreds of Shia Muslims celebrated Ashura in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Ashura is the mourning of the killing of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein in the seventh century.

As many as 31 people were confirmed dead and 51 people have suffered injuries. Reuters reports the tent was set up in a crowded market in the city’s northern al-Shaab district.

Police as medical personnel have arrived the scene as rescue efforts continue.


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