At least 35 dead in terrorist attack in Baghdad

At least 35 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad, the BBC is reporting on Monday, quoting security and medical sources.

Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug
Citizens inspect the scene in Sadr City on Monday (Tanjug/AP)
Citizens inspect the scene in Sadr City on Monday (Tanjug/AP)

61 more were injured when the bomb went off.

According to the BBC, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the killings, saying its members targeted "a gathering of Shia."

Three more people died in a separate car bomb attack on Monday near a hospital.

The first attack took place as French President Francois Hollande was visiting Baghdad, and according to media reports earlier in the day, the victims were "mostly journalists waiting to enter Sadr City."

On Saturday, a total of 29 people died in three bomb explosions in Iraq's capital.


Austria to ban Muslim veil in public places

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