Bomb explodes near Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad, killing 19: sources

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Posted: May 27, 2014 8:48 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a Shi'ite mosque in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 19 people, security and medical sources said.

The bomb exploded in the densely packed Shorja district in an open-air bus station within range of the mosque. The area is filled with shops and merchants' stalls.

(Reporting by Baghdad bureau; Editing by Hugh Lawson)