IS Claims Attack on Mall in Baghdad


Time: 6:59 p.m. CEST

Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a mall in Baghdad in an online statement, the Associated Press tweeted on Monday.

Four gunmen entered into a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad on Monday and killed at least seven people, two police sources said, according to Thomson Reuters. “Seven people were killed and 27 others wounded in the car bomb blast,” as police and medical sources said. Thomson Reuters informs, “it was not clear if the¬†assailants, who may have been wearing suicide vests, had killed anyone or taken hostages at the Jawaher mall in the predominantly Shi’ite Muslim district of Baghdad Jadida.”

 

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