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15 Jul 2019 | 06:29 PM UTC

Iraq: Double suicide bombing reportedly targets Shi’a mosque south of Baghdad July 15

Iraq News Alert

Double suicide bombing attack reportedly targets Shi’a mosque south of Baghdad July 15, killing at least five people; further details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Al-Ma'alef

Event

A double suicide bombing attack reportedly targeted a Shi'a mosque (Abu Fadl al-Abbas) in Al-Ma'alef, south of Baghdad, on Monday, July 15, killing at least five people and wounding 14 others. Further details are still emerging. No claim of responsibility was immediately reported.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Similar attacks are possible over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in the Baghdad area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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