Death toll in attack on Baghdad Shi'ite stronghold rises to 50: sources

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 21, 2013 11:26 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a bomb attack on Saturday in Baghdad's Shi'ite stronghold of Sadr City has risen to 50, police and medics said.

Police said a car bomb went off near a funeral tent, a suicide bomber driving a car then blew himself up, and a third explosion followed as police, ambulances and firefighters were gathering at the scene.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by Kevin Liffey)