BAGHDAD, A suicide bomber targeting a group of Shiite mourners in Baghdad killed dozens and wounded dozens more Saturday.
Various media reports have put the death count at between 34 and 41 people, with another 60 people hurt. The terrorist group the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
The bombing took place inside a tent that had been set up inside a crowded market in the northern Baghdad district of Shaab. The tent was filled with mourners commemorating the death of a local resident and observing the Muslim tradition of memorializing the killing of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein in the 7th Century.
The attack occurred during lunchtime when the tent was crowded with people.
By Eric DuVall