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Suicide Bomber Kills Three, Injures 27 in Central Baghdad

The blast took place about a kilometre from a sit-in by supporters of influential Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

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People walk past the site of a blast in Baghdad’s Bab Sharji district. (Photo:Reuters)

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday morning in central Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 27, a police spokesman said.

The blast took place near a gathering of workers in Tayaran Square, about a kilometre from a sit-in held by supporters of influential Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr to demand political reforms.

No organisation claimed the attack but all suicide bombings carried out so far this year in the country have been claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that controls parts of northern and western Iraq.

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