Suicide Bombers in Iraq Kill at Least 11

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November 27, 2017 5:15 PM
VOA News

Police in Iraq say a suicide bombing at a popular market on the outskirts of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 11 people.

Officials say at least 26 others were wounded in the attack, which took place in the Nahrawan shopping area southeast of Baghdad.

A security official said two suicide bombers opened fire on civilians in the market late Monday before blowing themselves up.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on its Amaq channel.

Iraq’s military is conducing its last military operations against the militant group after driving it from territory it has held in western Iraq near the Syrian border.

Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the country will soon declare victory against Islamic State. However, Iraqi security forces say they expect the militants to wage an insurgency following the collapse of their self-proclaimed caliphate.