At least 27 people were killed when a bomber detonated his explosive vest at a funeral for the relative of a Shi’ite Muslim militia commander in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala on Monday, security and medical sources said.
The attack in Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad follows the deadliest bombing inside the capital so far this year, which left 78 people dead in a Shi’ite district on Sunday.
Security officials and police in Diyala said the target of the attack was two local commanders of the Hashid Shaabi umbrella group of Shi’ite militias who were attending the funeral ceremony for one of their relatives.
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