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Suicide Bombers Kill 11 in Iraq Attack Claimed by Daesh
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market on Baghdad's outskirts Monday, leaving 11 people dead, a security official said, in an attack claimed by Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL' group].
"Five suicide bombers attacked a market and shops in the Nahrawan area" east of the Iraqi capital, a police captain told AFP.
"The police killed three of them but the other two blew themselves up" killing 11 civilians and wounding 31, he said.
He added that the blasts also wounded two security personnel in the district, 35 kilometers east of the capital Baghdad.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on its Amaq propaganda channel.
Daesh suffered a string of military defeats in both Syria and Iraq, where in 2014 it proclaimed a "caliphate" after seizing territories the size of Italy.
Last week it lost control of the last town it had held in Iraq.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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