Iraq

Terrorists Target Shia Mosque in Baghdad

iraq_baghdadOne bomb exploded near the Husseiniya Shia mosque in the Karrada neighbourhood of central Baghdad, killing one person and woundibng four others, the official said.

Three separate explosions shook the capital, Baghdad, on Thursday, Iraqi interior ministry officials said.One person was killed and at least  two others wounded in the first attack near a Shia Muslim mosque in the Karrada neighbourhood, while another bomb went off near the Abdel Qadir Gilani Sunni mosque, killing one person and wounding five more. And four other people were wounded by an explosion near Al-Assaf, a Sunni mosque in Adhamiyah in the north of the city.

At least four people were wounded in the third explosion near a Sunni mosque in Adhamiya, in the capital’s north.

The violence erupted hours after Joe Biden, the US vice-president, flew into Iraq on an unnannounced visit.

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