Monitor: Islamic State claims suicide attack that killed 27 in east Iraq

February 29, 2016 19:24

BAGHDAD - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 27 people in eastern Iraq on Monday, according to a statement posted on the SITE monitoring group's Twitter account.

The attack took place at a funeral for the relative of a Shi'ite Muslim militia fighter in Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

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