Mortar attack in Baghdad kills 7, wounds 19

Mortar attack in Baghdad kills 7, wounds 19

A police officer says two women are among the dead in Wednesday’s attack



By (AP)

Published: Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:02 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:56 PM

Baghdad — Iraqi officials say mortar shells have struck a neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least seven civilians.

A police officer says two women are among the dead in Wednesday’s attack on a commercial area in the northern Shula neighborhood. He says 19 civilians have been wounded.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information to media.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack. It bore the hallmarks of Daesh. These extremists control vast swathes of Iraq and Syria.


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