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IS claims responsibility for Iraq mosque attack

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shia mosque south of Baghdad following Friday prayers which killed 10 people.

Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb outside the mosque was followed minutes later by a suicide attack inside the building.

Four separate attacks in Baghdad on Saturday killed eight people and wounded 20.

Three people were killed, including two Iraqi soldiers, and another two people were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a convoy south of Baghdad.

Three separate roadside bomb attacks killed another five people and wounded 18.

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