Suicide bomb in Baghdad kills at least 18: sources

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 13, 2015 6:36 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 18 people were killed and 41 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt at the funeral of a pro-government Shi'ite Muslim fighter in a southwestern Baghdad district on Friday, police and medical sources said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but the ultra-hardline Sunni militants of Islamic State who control large parts of the country's north and west frequently set off bombs in the capital.

(Reporting by Baghdad bureau)