Bomb explodes near Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad, killing 19 - sources

by Reuters
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:44 GMT

May 27, BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a Shi'ite mosque in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 19 people, security and medical sources said.

The bomb exploded in the densely packed Shorja district in an open-air bus station within range of the mosque. The area is filled with shops and merchants' stalls. (Reporting by Baghdad bureau; Editing by Hugh Lawson)