Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in north Baghdad: officials

A member of Iraq's security forces standing guard at Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Feb 8, 2015. A suicide bomber struck in a Shi'ite-majority area of north Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A member of Iraq's security forces standing guard at Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Feb 8, 2015. A suicide bomber struck in a Shi'ite-majority area of north Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BAGHDAD (AFP, Reuters) - A suicide bomber struck in a Shi'ite-majority area of north Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people, security and medical officials said.

The blast in Kadhimiyah, which is home to a revered Shi'ite shrine, also wounded at least 42 people, the officials said.

The Iraqi capital has seen a string of deadly attacks in the last two weeks. Despite the violence, the government lifted a longstanding night-time curfew on Saturday night aimed at normalising life in the war-torn city.