the republic logo

Iraqi officials say car bomb blast near Shiite mosque kills 8 people in Baghdad

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities say a car bomb blast near a Shiite mosque has killed eight people in Baghdad.

Police officials say the attack took place Friday morning when the car exploded near al-Mubarak mosque in the mostly Shiite district of Karradah in downtown Baghdad.

Police said that eight people were killed and 18 others were wounded in the attack.

Medical officials confirmed the causalities. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Attacks against Shiite civilians and mosques are common tactics used by Islamic state militants who considers Shiites heretics. The extremist group has captured large chunks of territory in western and northern Iraq.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.