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Suicide bomber kills 19 people in Baghdad Shi'ite mosque

Published on May 27, 2014 10:31 PM
 
Debris lies strewn at the site of a bomb attack inside a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad on May 27, 2014. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shi'ite mosque in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, security and medical sources said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shi'ite mosque in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, security and medical sources said.

A Reuters photographer at the site of the blast in the busy district of Shorja said the mosque's walls were blackened with smoke, blood streaked the ceiling, and prayer mats were strewn around.

Most of the victims were merchants and shopkeepers from the area who had gone to pray.

Policeman Abbas Inad told Reuters:"The bomb was so big and stuffed with tiny metal balls to kill as many people as possible."

 
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