At least nine people were killed in bomb attacks on a Shiite Muslim mosque south of Baghdad Friday, police and medics said.


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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts, but ISIS militants controlling large swathes of Iraq’s north and west regularly target Shi’ite districts and security forces in the capital and elsewhere.


A roadside bomb planted near the mosque in Yousifiya went off as worshipers were leaving Friday prayers, killing two civilians and wounding nine, the sources said. A suicide bomber later detonated his explosives-packed vest, killing seven and wounding 28 others, they said.