File image of Iraqi special forces soldiers try to find cover as they take fire from ISIS militants. 

Suicide Attack By Two ISIS Militants Kills At Least 17 in Baghdad

Two attackers shot several civilians on Monday, 27 November, in the Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, before one blew himself up and the other was killed by security forces, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, without providing official casualty figures.

Local media reported at least 17 people were killed and 28 wounded.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the suicide attack and said it had killed 35 members of Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Popular Mobilisation Forces, but the Interior Ministry had earlier said the attack targeted civilians and did not provide official casualty figures.

Iraqi security officials say the group is likely to wage an insurgency after its self-proclaimed caliphate collapsed and its militants were dislodged from territories they held in the country.

(With inputs from Reuters.)

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