Islamic State says it carried out attacks on Baghdad mall -statement

by Reuters
Monday, 11 January 2016 18:00 GMT

(Corrects eastern to western in second graph)

BAGHDAD, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Islamic State said it was responsible for attacks on a shopping complex in eastern Baghdad on Monday that killed at least 18 people, a statement circulated online by supporters said.

The hardline Sunni militant group that controls large swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq said four of its fighters had targeted a gathering of "rejectionist heathens", its derogatory term for Shi'ite Muslims.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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