At least four people were killed Thursday in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, after a suicide bomb was detonated, according to Reuters. Some 15 people were injured.
According to a statement released by Iraq’s National Security media center, the attacker detonated an explosive vest after security forces closed in on him in the predominantly Shi’ite Shula district, Reuters reported. The blast took place at the entrance to the Saqlawiyah park.
BREAKING: 2 dead, several injured following suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. Reports suggest it was carried out by a teenager. pic.twitter.com/E6J849Yln7
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A suicide bombing in Shu'la neighbourhood in #Baghdad kills 12 and more injured.
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The Kuwait News Agency reported that among the dead were two police officers and that the bomber intended to detonate his vest near a resort before officials pushed him out of the area.