Attack on Shi’ite Shrine and Tomb; 47 Killed in Iraq

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Attack on Shi’ite Shrine and Tomb; 47 Killed in Iraq

The number of casualties in the Karrada bombing and fire in Baghdad
was raised again
to 292 dead and 200 wounded.

At least 47 were killed and 61 were wounded despite
Eid al-Fitr observances:

A mortar and triple
suicide
attack on the Sayyid Muhammad bin Ali al-Hadi shrine in Balad
left 36
people dead
. At least 59
were wounded
. About 20 militants then overtook the shrine before security
forces forced them out. Seven
militants died
in the fighting.

Gunmen attacked a care between Muqdadiya and Khanaqin
left one
nurse dead and two family members wounded
.

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