At least 20 killed in attack on Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad - sources | Reuters

BAGHDAD At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Thursday evening in an attack on a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, security sources said. The site, the Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi, is located in Balad, about 93 kilometres (58 miles) north of Baghdad. A suicide car bomb blew up at the external gate of the mausoleum, allowing several gunmen to storm the site and start shooting at pilgrims on a visit on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr festival

Reuters July 08, 2016 04:15:06 IST
At least 20 killed in attack on Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad - sources
| Reuters

At least 20 killed in attack on Shiite mausoleum north of Baghdad  sources
 Reuters

BAGHDAD At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Thursday evening in an attack on a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, security sources said.

The site, the Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi, is located in Balad, about 93 kilometres (58 miles) north of Baghdad.

A suicide car bomb blew up at the external gate of the mausoleum, allowing several gunmen to storm the site and start shooting at pilgrims on a visit on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr festival.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Maher Chmaytelli, editing by G Crosse)

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