TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least seven people were killed and 16 wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Thursday, a military spokesman said.
The attack took place in the predominantly Shiite Shula district, in northwest Baghdad, Reuters reported.
According to a statement from Iraq’s National Security media center, the attacker detonated an explosive vest after he was besieged by security forces at the entrance to the Saqlawiyah park, resulting in the death and injury of “a number of civilians.”
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though it bore the hallmarks of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terror group.
Iraq declared victory over the Takfiri militant group in December 2017. Although the terror group has largely been defeated, it continues to carry out sporadic attacks and operate limited cells in the country, particularly in the north, around Iraq’s second city Mosul.