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Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 12 in Baghdad

Iraqi officials: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 12 people, wounds 25

Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 12 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a suicide attack in northern Baghdad has killed at least 12 people.

A police officer says the attacker set off his explosives-laden vest Monday morning among commuters in Baghdad's bustling Adan Square. He added that 25 others were wounded.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the media.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack in a mainly Shiite area of the city. But it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State extremist group, which controls a third of Iraq and Syria and frequently launches attacks targeting Iraq's majority Shiites.

Updated : 2021-09-29 06:38 GMT+08:00